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.'
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Consisting of site-specific projects that form relationships with locations through actions, Kate Newby's work engages with a wide range of situations using every-day actions and materials in order to displace and challenge how contemporary art is exhibited, viewed, and archived. These projects draw directly from the locations in which they are presented. Kate's work bounces backwards and forwards between initial observations, the process of working, and the sites that she works in. Kate's working methodology is immediate and responsive to events and people around her.Read More
Kate Newby was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1979. She graduated with a Doctor of Fine Arts from the University of Auckland's Elam School of Fine Arts in 2015. In 2012 she was awarded the prestigious Walter's Prize by international judge Mami Kataoka, chief curator at the Mori Museum of Art in Tokyo, Japan. Recent solo exhibitions include: Let me be the wind that pulls your hair, Artpace, San Antonio, TX (2017); Big Tree. Bird's Eye, Michael Lett, Auckland (2016); The January February March, The Poor Farm, Wisconsin (2016); and Two aspirins a vitamin C tablet and some baking soda, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles (2015).
Kate Newby currently lives and works between Auckland, New Zealand and Brooklyn, New York.
Text courtesy Michael Lett.
The world-renowned Biennale of Sydney is back next year to celebrate its 45th anniversary exhibition. Set to maintain its status as the largest and best-attended contemporary arts event in Australia, the 21st Biennale of Sydney is anticipated to once again bring an impressive and diverse range of contemporary artists and artworks to the...
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