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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Latest Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

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 .

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Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere Ocula Report Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere By Soo-Min Shim, Sydney

'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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Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 Ocula Insight Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 By Stephanie Bailey, London

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 .

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Michael Parekowhai Related Press

The surprising links between Brexit and Oceania art exhibition Related Press The surprising links between Brexit and Oceania art exhibition 20 October 2018, New Zealand Herald

The Telegraph described it as an "ambitious and astonishing exhibition" while Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones declared he didn't just like the art but wanted to live in the world it portrays. He also speculated that modernist masters like Picasso were more influenced by Oceanic art than we might have previously realised. The...

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Anonymous donor gives $500,000 to complete Auckland's 'Lighthouse' sculpture Related Press Anonymous donor gives $500,000 to complete Auckland's 'Lighthouse' sculpture 1 September 2018, New Zealand Herald

An anonymous arts donor wrote a cheque for $500,000 to complete the Lighthouse sculpture on Auckland's Queens Wharf when construction costs went through the roof.

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Te Papa's new art gallery Toi Art labelled a 'phenomenal creative success' Related Press Te Papa's new art gallery Toi Art labelled a 'phenomenal creative success' 16 March 2018, stuff

Te Papa's biggest change since opening 20 years ago has been revealed for the first time. Its new gallery space Toi Art is the equivalent of 15 tennis courts in size. It has increased the national museum's floor space for art by 35 per cent.

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In pictures: Encounters at Art Basel in Hong Kong Related Press In pictures: Encounters at Art Basel in Hong Kong 24 March 2017, The Art Newspaper

Space is paramount in the Encounters section of Art Basel in Hong Kong, where each large-scale installation occupies up to 100 square metres. But time is equally important to Alexie Glass-Kantor, the curator of Encounters for the third year running.

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Australian artists and galleries in Art Basel, Hong Kong Related Press Australian artists and galleries in Art Basel, Hong Kong 16 March 2017, Art Almanac

From 23 to 25 March, the 5th edition of Art Basel, Hong Kong will showcase 242 premier galleries from 34 countries and territories—including Australia—presenting works of the highest quality, ranging from the Modern period of the early 20th century to today's most contemporary artists in three specific categories: Galleries...

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Two Works in One Related Press Two Works in One 15 March 2017, EyeContact

The arrival of a substantial new public artwork in the downtown centre of New Zealand's largest city is always an exciting occasion, but the 'opening' of Michael Parekowhai's The Lighthouse on the waterfront - on Queens wharf, at the base of the main street - is such that you would have to be made of solid rock not to get a real thrill. The...

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Christchurch Art Gallery reopening will reunite city with art Related Press Christchurch Art Gallery reopening will reunite city with art 16 December 2015, The Press

Christchurch people are about to be reunited with an art collection hidden from sight for nearly five years. The reopening of the Christchurch Art Gallery on Saturday will mean the city's art collection will be on display once again. The collection has been in safe storage since the gallery closed after the February 2011 earthquakes....

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Other Elsewheres: New Zealand at the Venice Biennale Related Press Other Elsewheres: New Zealand at the Venice Biennale 12 June 2015, The Pantograph Punch

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...

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Michael Parekowhai's First Major Australian Exhibition Opens At GOMA Related Press Michael Parekowhai's First Major Australian Exhibition Opens At GOMA 8 April 2015, Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)

Contemporary New Zealand art will take centre stage when ‘Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land’, a major exhibition spanning 26 years of the artist’s career, opens at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) this weekend. Curated by the Gallery’s Deputy Director, Collection and Exhibitions, Maud Page, the exhibition is showing...

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Why should a New Zealand artist get a survey here? Related Press Why should a New Zealand artist get a survey here? 1 April 2015, Visual Arts Hub

Whether it is a seal balancing a grand piano on its nose, a giant inflatable rabbit, a steroid-sized Captain Cook squeezed into a Brutalist-styled cottage, or an upended elephant toppled by a rat, Michael Parekowhai captures the imagination of audiences and leaves us questioning our own take on the world. His exhibition, The Promised Land ...

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Michael Parekowhai at GoMA, Brisbane Related Press Michael Parekowhai at GoMA, Brisbane 23 January 2015, Nicholas Forrest for Artinfo / 22 January 2015

Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is hosting the first major solo exhibition of influential New Zealand contemporary artist Michael Parekowhai from March 28 to June 21, 2015. “Michael Parekowhai: The Promised Land” surveys two decades of Parekowhai’s career and spans the breadth of his practice from sculpture to...

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