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The Latest ‘White Fungus’

Taipei

White Fungus #16

 

Edited by Ron Hanson
Art directed by Mark Hanson

Published in Taipei, Jan 2019

The Taiwan-Aotearoa connection

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A Digression is Not a Distraction

SPLIT / FOUNTAIN

Auckland

 

distracted-reader
Time to Think Like a Mountain



Issue #3, Split / Fountain 2018

Examining alternative printed matter

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Sydney-based Art Journal

diˈvan: A Journal of Accounts (Art / Culture / Theory)

Issue #4

Edited by Alan Cruickshank


Published by diˈvan and University of NSW Art and Design, July 2018

Southern and Pacific perimeters of Asia


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The Eighth ‘Reading Room’

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Reading Room: A Journal of Art and Culture

 

Issue #8: Politics in Denial

 

Edited by Christina Barton, Natasha Conland, Wystan Curnow

 

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, 2018

Scrutinising political denial

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Robert Sabuda. Peter Pan: a pop-up adaptation of J. M. Barrie's original tale. New York: Little Simon, 2008.

Books Containing Paper Sculpture

Sir George Grey Special Collections Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Central City Library

 

Auckland

 

Books from Sir George Grey Special Collections
Playful: Pop-up Books

 

12 December 2018 - 3 March 2019

The City Library’s Christmas exhibition

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George Rump, Still-Life Pictures as installed at Window. Photo: George Rump

Static Non-Moving Pictures

WINDOW UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

Auckland

 

George Rump
Still-Life Pictures

 

14 December 2018 - late February 2019

 

Windows to the past


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Sweet Yellow Intoxicant

The Audio Foundation with Wiggley Tapes

Wellington/Auckland

 

Wendyhouse
Banana Wine

 

Comic with CD

Verbally Adventurous Pop

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Jerome Ngan-Kee, New/Content, detail, as installed at Mercy Pictures. Photo: the artist

Interpretation and Trust

MERCY PICTURES

Auckland

 

Jerome Ngan-Kee
New/Content

 

13 December 2018 - 31 December 2018

Limitations of Sight

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Installation of Andre Hemer's Day Paintings at Gow Langsford. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Dissolving Method Categories

GOW LANGSFORD GALLERY

Auckland

 

Andre Hemer
Day Paintings

 

28 November - 22 December 2018

Rich in allusion


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Paul Cullen, Fainting Couch, 2012, detail, in Gallery Two of St Paul St. Photo: Paul Cullen Archive.

Cullen Sampler

ST PAUL St Gallery

Auckland

 

Paul Cullen
Building Structures +

24 November - 15 December 2018

Some recreated work

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Robyn Maree Pickens, 'Respect the Rāhui' as installed as Te Tuhi Billboards. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Building Time Capsules

Te Tuhi Billboards

Pakuranga

 

Robyn Maree Pickens
Respect the Rāhui

 

1 December 2018 - 10 March 2019

Kauri conservation

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Michael Shepherd's 'Suppose The Future Fails' as installed upstairs at Two Rooms. Photo: Sam Hartnett.

Apocalyptic Maelstrom

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Michael Shepherd
Suppose the Future Fails

 

30 November - 22 December 2018

Surrealist Engines


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Classically Composed Improv

Rattle Records

Auckland

 

Eve de Castro-Robinson, with various musicians

The Gristle of Knuckles 2018

Eve de Castro-Robinson album

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Sam Hartnett's Ex Libris as installed at Objectspace. Photo: Sam Hartnett.

Three Libraries Remembered

OBJECTSPACE

Auckland

 

Sam Hartnett
Ex Libris

 

24 November 2018 - 24 February 2019

Reprehensible closing

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Gavin Hipkins' Block Units exhibition as installed at Starkwhite. Photo: Sam Hartnett.

Hipkins’ Painted Block Images

STARKWHITE

Auckland

 

Gavin Hipkins
Block Units

 

14 November - 8 December 2018

Continuing a Theme


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Dane Mitchell, Iris, Iris, Iris, 2017, (installation view), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2018

Dane Mitchell’s Blue Irises

AUCKLAND ART GALLERY TOI O TAMAKI

Auckland

 

Dane Mitchell
Iris Iris Iris

 

1 September 2018 - 24 February 2019

Teasing out meaning and nasal sensation

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Peter Black, Untitled no 13. From the portfolio 2 Brooklyn Terrace, 1986, gelatin silver photograph, commissioned from the artist in 1986, Collection of Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa.

McLeavey’s Photography Collection

ADAM ART GALLERY TE PATAKA TOI

Wellington

 

The international photography collection of Peter McLeavey
Still Looking: Peter McLeavey and the last photograph


6 October - 20 December 2018

The man behind the hustle

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Virginia Leonard and Gretchen Albrecht's I Come Out of Surgery Looking Golden, as installed at Two Rooms. Photo: Sam Hartnett

Interpreting Luscious Surfaces

TWO ROOMS

Auckland

 

Virginia Leonard with Gretchen Albrecht
I come out of surgery looking golden

 

26 October - 24 November 2018

Conflicting understandings


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Ammon Ngakuru, River Bathing (Mokau), 2018, acrylic on canvas, 510 x 800 mm

Austin and Ngakuru

HOPKINSON MOSSMAN

Auckland

 

Nick Austin and Ammon Ngakuru
Many Happy Returns

 

18 October - 15 November 2018

Contrasting sensibilities

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Three Jemima Wyman works as presented in Iconography of Revolt, City Gallery Wellington.

Groovy ‘Revolutionary’ Chic

CITY GALLERY WELLINGTON TE WHARE TOI

Wellington

 

International group show
Iconography of Revolt


28 July - 18 November 2018

Violence desensitised by art?

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Gunter Umberg, Ohne titel, 2010, pigment, dammar on board; Coen Young, Study for a Mirror, 2018, acrylic, urethane and silver nitrate on paper.

Faceless Portraits

FOX JENSEN MCCRORY

Auckland

 

Group Exhibition
Portrait without a Face


27 September - 10 November 2018

Non-objective representations