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JJ Harper on ‘Tending a Fire’

For the record, I want to publicly acknowledge that I retract any tangential …


Ralph Paine on ‘On Criticism’s "Flop Era"’

By the final pages of Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cities, the young Venetian …


JJ Harper on ‘On Criticism’s "Flop Era"’

Mhmm, arguably Lana's piece didn't merit a response but if 'art is boring' …


Ralph Paine on ‘On Criticism’s "Flop Era"’

B. Trouble is, by then she had already been groomed for and assumed …

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Installation of Shannon Te Ao's 'Tīwakawaka' exhibition at Coastal Signs.

A Moody Chromatic Infusion

Shannon Te Ao’s photographic installation

COASTAL SIGNS

Auckland

 

Shannon Te Ao
Tīwakawaka


16 November 2022 — 28 January 2023

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JH
Installation on Starkwhite's lefthand wall of five Gordon Walters canvas paintings

A German / New Zealand Pairing

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Gerold Miller & Gordon Walters
Miller to Walters

 


8 December 2022 - 31 January 2023

JH
Xi Li, The Transcendence Labyrinth of Idols, 2022 (installation view), photo by Sam Hartnett

Sardonic or Sincere Guidance Towards Enlightenment?

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

Xi Li
The Transcendence Labyrinth of Idols


4 December 2022 - 29 January 2023

 

JH
Daphne Simons, Peach Teats at the Dude Ranch, 2022 (detail), image courtesy of artist

Daphne Simons’ Peach Teat Billboards

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Pakuranga

 

Daphne Simons
Peach Teats at the Dude Ranch


4 December 2022 - 29 January 2023

JH
Robin White, Fish and chips, Maketu, 1975, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975

Robin White Survey

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 


Robin White
Te Whanaketanga / Something is Happening Here

 


22 October 2022 - 30 January 2023

JH

Interactive Eddie Clemens at AUT

ST PAUL St Gallery

Auckland

 

Eddie Clemens
Resolution Venture


17 November -16 December 2022


JH
Frida Kahlo, Diego on my Mind (Self-Portrait as Tehuana), 1943, oil on Masonite, 76 x 61 cm. The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art and the Vergel Foundation. Photo credit: Gerardo Suter

Magnificent Kahlo

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Works from the Jacques & Natasha Gelman Collection
Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: Art & Life in Modern Mexico

 

15 October 2022 - 22 January 2023

JH
Mark Francis, Jericho, 2022, oil on canvas, 183 x 244 cm

International Plastic Soul

FOX JENSEN MCCRORY

Auckland

 

International group show
Plastic Soul


19 November - 17 December 2022

RP
William Powhida, Oligopoly (Revised), 2011, graphite acrylic ink, coloured pencil, watercolour on panel.

We, the Artists … or, The Delivery

EyeContact Essay #48


JH

Crop Circle Ruminations

Emil McAvoy
Soft Launch: An Exopoetics of the Crop Circle Phenomenon

Coloured photographs by Emil McAvoy
Essay by Chelsea Nichols

PUFF PIECE x Bad News Books 2022

JH
Installation view of etchings in Elizabeth Thomson's Cellular Memory in Gallery Four of Te Uru's top floor. Photo by Sam Hartnett, courtesy Te Uru.

Thomson @ Titirangi & Arch Hill

Te Uru & Two Rooms

Elizabeth Thomson

Cellular Memory (Te Uru)

24 September - 4 December 2022

 

My Titirangi Years (Two Rooms)

21 October - 19 November 2022

JH
Installation of Nikau Hindin's Manu Aute: Rere Runga Hau at Season. Photo: Seb Charles

Nikau Hindin Kites

SEASON

Auckland

 

Nikau Hindin
Manu Aute: Rere Runga Hau


8 October 2022 - 19 November 2022


JH

Impressive Julia Morison Sampler

TRISH CLARK GALLERY

Auckland

 

Julia Morison
In Hindsight

 

8 October - 17  December 2022

JH
Installation of Tia Ranginui's Gonville Gothic at Te Uru. Photo by Sam Hartnett. Courtesy of Te Uru.

Ranginui Photographs at Titirangi

TE URU WAITAKERE CONTEMPORARY GALLERY

Titirangi

 

Tia Ranginui
Gonville Gothic


10 September 2022 - 26 February 2023

JH

Roman Mitch at Te Tuhi

TE TUHI CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

Auckland

 

Roman Mitch (with Marcel Tautahi, Ngaroma Natalia, Mokopōpaki, Penelope Sue, Rangitauninihi, Ursula Christel, and Yllwbro)

Roman Mitch: Red Teddy


25 September 2022 - 13 November 2022


JH
Installation view at Artspace Aotearoa, of Martin Sagadin, Garden of Clay, 2022, digital video, sound, 16.12 minutes

Legacies at Artspace Aotearoa

ARTSPACE AOTEAROA

Auckland

 

Edith Amituanai, Martin Sagadin, Sriwhana Spong, Ukrit Sa-nguanhai, Pati Tyrell
Legacies

Films commissioned and toured by Circuit

 

2 September - 22 October 2022

JH
Ava Seymour, I’m Here For The Butterflies, 2022 (installation view, Reeves Road), photo by Sam Hartnett

Seymour’s Feline Billboards

Te Tuhi Billboards

Auckland

 

Ava Seymour
I’m here for the Butterflies & Story of Love


25 September 2022 - 27 November 2022

JH
Fiona Connor, Walls #1–#6 and #8 (featuring Rob Gardiner), 2022 (installation view--in centre of the floor), Commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2022

Problematic Chartwell Show

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Works from the Chartwell Collection

Curated by Natasha Conland
Walls to Live Beside, Rooms to Own


3 September 2022 - 26 March 2023

JJH
Gilbert & George, JESUS JACK, 2008, mixed media, 254 x 527 cm, courtesy of the artist

On Criticism’s “Flop Era”

EyeContact Essay #47


JH
Sehgal has placed an embargo on documentary images of his performances. He wants them to be experienced directly in the gallery space.

Sehgal Returns

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Tino Sehgal
Yet Untitled, 2013

 

1 October - 13 November 2022

JH

Four Roger Horrocks books; recent and not so recent

Four Roger Horrocks publications:

A Book of Seeing (Atuanui, 2022)
Song of The Ghost in the Machine (VUP, 2015)

 

Culture in a Small Country (Atuanui, 2022)
Re-Inventing New Zealand (Atuanui, 2016)

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Amanda Watson, Flickering Light, Te Mata, acrylic and ink on canvas, 300 x 250 mm. Photo: Mark Hamilton

‘En Plein Air’ with a Difference

RAMP

Hamilton

 

Amanda Watson
Local Geo-Graphies


15 September - 7 October 2022

JH
Installation of John Ward Knox's exhibition 'Old Words' at Ivan Anthony.

John Ward Knox’s Ocular Challenge

IVAN ANTHONY GALLERY

Auckland

 

John Ward Knox
Old Words


10 September - 5 October 2022