Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .
'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'
In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .
Jacqueline Fraser was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1956, and has exhibited widely on an international scale in a career that spans more than three decades. In 2004 she was short listed for two major art prizes, Artes Mundi in the United Kingdom (one of 10 international artists) and the Walter’s Prize in Auckland (one of 4 New Zealand artists). In 2001 Fraser had a solo exhibition at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and also represented New Zealand in their inaugural presentation at the Venice Biennale.Read More
Jacqueline Fraser currently lives and works between Auckland and New York.
Text courtesy Michael Lett.
New Zealand's official platform at the Venice Biennale began in 2001, and our formal representation was arguably already overdue at this point. There had been anomalous instances of New Zealanders exhibiting at the Biennale: Frances Hodgkins (she was meant to be in a group show representing Britain, though this was never realised because of World...
Every week, another funeral. Gravesides. Scattered ashes. An act of love, suddenly a conduit to fear and disease. In 1992, a record number of New Zealanders died of Aids. Artists responded. Implicated and Immune at Auckland's Fisher Gallery (now Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts) was a group exhibition praised for its "initiative, courage and...
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