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Mary-Jane Duffy on ‘Conversing Now About McCahon’

Taking up Claire's point that the conversation with McCahon moved no further on…


Dawn Leitch on ‘documenta 14’

Didn't the Guardian art reviewer slam this for being a shambles. Said something …


Owen Pratt on ‘Flippant Abstraction’

Necrophillia?


Peter Ireland on ‘Magical Thinking ’

Jonathan Mane-Wheoki's statement quoted by Nicholas Haig in the Suter review is either …

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Aaron Beehre and Jon Campbell, Afternoon Delight, 2017, wall painting, canvas and musical performance at Ilam Campus Gallery

Jon Campbell Installation and Book

Exploiting text, letter-shape and colour

ILAM CAMPUS GALLERY

Christchurch

 

Jon Campbell
Afternoon Delight

 

13 September - 5 October 2017,

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Powerpoint and Plug. Image courtesy of City Gallery Wellington and Toi Māori Aotearoa.

The Tidal Rhythms of Māori Curating

CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON

Wellington

 

Invited speakers and symposium participants
Tai Ahiahi /// Tai Awatea: Curating Contemporary Māori Art

 

8 September-9 September 2017

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Lorene Taurerewa and Leo Bensemann works as presented in Occulture: The Dark Arts at City Gallery Wellington, 2017.

The Occult in NZ Art

CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON

Wellington

 

Group exhibition
Occulture: The Dark Arts

 

12 August - 19 November 2017

 

APW
Michael Armstrong, Closed System, acrylic on canvas, 1240 x 1310 mm

Bricoleur of the Apocalypse.

CITY ART DEPOT

Christchurch

 

Michael Armstrong
Preaching to the Disconcerted

 

28 August -16 September 2017

JH
Geoff Thornley: Anterior #6, 2016, oil on canvas on board, 65 x 65 cm; Anterior #1, 2016, oil on canvas on board, 70 x 70 cm.

Spatially Layered Thornley

FOX JENSEN MCCRORY

Auckland

 

Geoff Thornley
Anterior

 

22 August - 9 October 2017

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Sam Mitchell, Arthur, 2017, acrylic on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist and Bartley + Company Art.

Mitchell & Hurley in & on Wellington

BARTLEY + COMPANY ART

Wellington

 

Sam Mitchell and Gavin Hurley
Knowing my Fate is to Be With You.

 

26 July - 19 August 2017


JH
Lisa Crowley, The Incandescents, 2017 (video still)

Lisa Crowley Installation & Publication

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Auckland

 

Lisa Crowley
The Incandescents

 

12 August - 22 October 2017

APW

The Art Criticism of Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes

 

The Spectacle of Skill

Alfred A. Knopf 2015

JH
Daniel von Sturmer, Electric Light (facts/figures/starkwhite) as presented at Starkwhite. Detail.

Von Sturmer Installation

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Daniel von Sturmer
Luminous Figures

 

2 September - 30 September 2017


RP
Maori god symbols, etching, 19th Century.

Gifts and Theft

EyeContact Essay #20
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Installation of Julia Morison's Things From the Book of Shadows at Two Rooms. Photo: Sam Hartnett.

Surreal and Mimetic Morison

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Julia Morison
Things from the Book of Shadows

 

18 August-16 September 2017

APW
Installation of Andy Leleisi'uao's Homonoia People at PG gallery 192.

Wallace Award Winner in Christchurch

PG gallery 192

Christchurch

 

Andy Leleisi’uao
Homonoia People

 

21 August - 15 September 2017


JH
Still from Gregory Bennett's Nature Morte (2017) HD video, 13 minutes, 22 seconds, looped.

New Gregory Bennett Videos

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Gregory Bennett
Nature Morte

 

18 August-16 September 2017

LJ
Soraya Rhofir, Hi Visibility Cape, zipping cape and belt, printed fabric and straps, in situ presentation, 2017. Photo by Annie Lee, 2017

A New Dimension

THE ENGINE ROOM

Wellington

 

Soraya Rhofir
Rough Rough

 

1 August-25 August 2017

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Michael Parekowhai, Chapman's Homer, 2011. Bronze, stainless steel. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Lett Gallery

Five “Significant” Works For Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH ART GALLERY TE PUNA O WAIWHETU

Five “Significant” Works of Art over Five years.


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Fu-On Chung and Sam Thomas, Swirling Dream-Wreck (2017).

The Problem of Parallel Practices

BLUE OYSTER GALLERY

Dunedin

 

Fu-On Chung & Sam Thomas
Swirling Dream Wreck

 

2 August - 26 August 2017

 

JH

Dirt Future

ARTSPACE

Auckland

 

2017 new artists show
Dirt Future

 

4 August - 2 September 2017

JH
Koji Ryui's Echoer, as installed downstairs at Michael Lett.

Koji Ryui Exhibition

MICHAEL LETT

Auckland

 

Koji Ryui
Echoer

 

26 July - 26 August 2017

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Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide, installation view, City Gallery Wellington 2017. Photo: Shaun Waugh.

Conversing Now About McCahon

CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON

Wellington

 

Colin McCahon
On Going Out with the Tide

 

8 April - 30 July 2017


APW
John Pule, OHI, enamel, ink & polyeurethane on canvas, 1500 x 1500 mm

Waiting For the God

JONATHAN SMART GALLERY

Christchurch

 

John Pule
Ohi

 

3 August - 26 August 2017

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Tiger Murdoch, Great North Road, plywood.

2017 National Contemporary Art Award

WAIKATO MUSEUM TE WHARE TAONGA O WAIKATO

Hamilton

 

Selected finalists
National Contemporry Art Award


29 July - 5 November2017

EMc
John Ward Knox, Habits (ii), 2017, woolly mammoth ivory and paua shell, approx. length 5.5 cm & 3 cm each

Burning Out

ROBERT HEALD GALLERY

Wellington

 

John Ward Knox
Tauhou


8 June - 1 July 2017

LJ
Installation of Tyler Jackson's' Space-Time Corridor' at play_station. Courtesy of Tyler Jackson (photographer) and play_station.

Beyond Physicality

play_station

Wellington

Tyler Jackson
Light-Space Corridor

R.G. Laking

an ascetic dissertation in dissociative aesthetics

both 3 August 2017 - 19 August 2017