Author — Duncan Hope

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A review of Slip Cast, an exhibition currently on at The Dowse.


It was only with the advent of Modernism that we saw the invention of the ‘white cube’. Perhaps in accordance with the movement’s underpinning theme of self-reflection, agents in the art world put the gallery space under the microscope as they searched for a innovative way to exhibit revolutionary new art.


Warhol was not afraid of being gay.


In 2012, I, a queer youth, became manically depressed…


“Gay B C; is easy as one, two, three…” The Jackson 5 knew clearly knew their gay terminology when they wrote that classic amidst the free love era of the 1960′s. Basic as they may be, knowing a few key gay-related terms will allow you to slip them in (to conversation) and act like you [...]


Stereotypes: Who needs them? Seldom accurate or helpful, these socially constructed notions of identity are merely another tool utilised to ensure the hegemonic dominance of one social group over another. Put simply: they keep us repressed, gurl! Created for, and not by the groups they apply to, these constructs lampoon minority groups within society by creating [...]


Gay New Zealanders come in all shapes, sizes, ages and shades of fabulousness. Some are ‘straight acting’ with beer in hand and rugby on the telly; others are camper than Elton John in sequins at a glitter party, and some, like me, are a combination of both. But remember one thing: wherever you are on [...]