Claudia Arozqueta

Ignas Krunglevičius

Te Tuhi

May 2015

Ignas Krunglevičius’s work focuses on unmasking how language is marshaled into the service of power, from political rhetoric and demagogy to psychological persuasion. Interrogation, 2009, for instance, is a two-channel video installation… READ ON

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Billy Apple

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

April 2015

When the young New Zealand artist Barrie Bates bleached his hair and eyebrows in 1962, he became a living brand: Billy Apple®. Encompassing more than five decades of Apple’s interdisciplinary practice, this show features documentation of… READ ON

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“Teorķa del color”

Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC)

December 2014

“Teoría del color” (Color Theory) investigates social systems steeped in exclusion, racial differentiation, and discrimination, through the work of fifteen international artists in a variety of media, including posters, video, installation,… READ ON

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James Beckett

Artspace

May 2014

Dowsing, or divining, is a practice that stems from ancient times, in which one uses rods or sticks to find a diversity of hidden objects, such as metals, oil, archeological remains, or even missing persons, under surfaces. In 2013, … READ ON

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Simon Starling

City Gallery Wellington

April 2014

Simon Starling’s latest exhibition, “In Speculum,” brings together a selection of six projects—incorporating film, photography, installation, and texts—that orbit the themes of process and materiality as well as of artist and … READ ON

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John Panting

Adam Art Gallery at the Victoria University of Wellington

November 2013

When the London-based New Zealand artist John Panting tragically died in a motorcycle accident in 1974 at the age of thirty-four, he left behind a vast number of sculptures in a variety of styles and materials that qualify him as an obsessive… READ ON

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Shane Cotton

City Gallery Wellington

September 2013

Shane Cotton’s latest exhibition, “The Hanging Sky,” is a wily representation of Aotearoa’s hybrid culture. The thirty paintings and drawings on view—all made over the past six years—illustrate recent developments in the Kiwi … READ ON

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Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra

Art Plural Gallery

May 2013

For almost a decade, Indian artists Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra have been using different media—product design, graphics, sculpture, installation, and video—to explore identity and social problems that affect their homeland. For their… READ ON

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Teresa Margolles

Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC)

December 2012

The 2012 recipient of the Artes Mundi award, Mexican artist Teresa Margolles is known for her poignant works that center around drug-related violence in her homeland. Her past work has explored the failures, victims, and unseen consequences… READ ON

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“True Stories/Scripted Realities”

Te Tuhi

September 2012

This group exhibition curated by Mercedes Vicente brings together five compelling video installations that use scripted narratives to question the dichotomy between fiction and documentary, as well as illusion and veracity. Criminal Case … READ ON

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