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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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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

Looking at Mexican culture and history

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

Recent Posts

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

JJH
Shiraz Sadikeen, Plume, 2022, acrylic and incense on canvas,  200 x 250 mm

Endz

COASTAL SIGNS

Auckland

 

Shiraz Sadikeen

Ends

 

 

15 September - 22 October 2022

JH
Shiraz Sadikeen, Plume, 2022, acrylic and incense on canvas,  200 x 250 mm

The Final Phut

COASTAL SIGNS

Auckland

 

Shiraz Sadikeen
Ends


15 September - 22 October 2022


JH
Julian Hooper, Glossolalia, 2022, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 1400 x 2250 mm

Julian Hooper’s Enigmatic Signs

IVAN ANTHONY GALLERY

Auckland

 

Julian Hooper
New Paintings


10 September - 5 October 2022

JH
Frieze block from the Tomb of King Mausolus, marble, Halikarnassos, Turkey, about 350 BCE, length 215 cm. Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum.

Those Fascinating Greeks

MAKI PAENGA HIRA AUCKLAND MUSEUM

Auckland

 

 

Items selected from the British Museum Collection

Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes

 


11 June - 6 November 2022

NF

Selfies with Saints

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland


120 selected works
Heavenly Beings: Icons of the Christian Orthodox World


15 April - 18 September, 2022

 

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Sarah Smuts-Kennedy, Leaning into the Shine, 18th February 2022, 2022, soft pastel on 640gsm smooth cotton rag 104.5 x 152 cm

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy Pastels

LAREE PAYNE GALLERY

Hamilton

 

Sarah Smuts-Kennedy
Leaning into the Shine


10 August - 3 September 2022