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AuthorJane Wallace

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April 16, 2018

MEANWHILE is an artist-run initiative on Willis Street, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, and is facilitated by Laura Duffy, Sean Burn, Dilohana Lekamge, Jordana Bragg, and Simon Gennard. Laura, Sean, and Dilohana generously talked to me about what MEANWHILE is and will become. The ability to be constantly changing is how I best understand the philosophy of MEANWHILE. […]

April 9, 2018

I feel like I am always watching all my most familiar and favourite places closing down. I feel this acutely when I visit Fiona Connor’s exhibition Closed Down Clubs and Monochromes at Hopkinson Mossman. The part of the exhibition that half its title is taken from, the closed down clubs, is a series of vacated […]

March 19, 2018

A weekend ago, I went and listened to Teju Cole speak about his photo book Blind Spot. I have learned a lot from Teju Cole already— his collection of photography is one that I read paragraphs out of for people close to me, and sometimes strangers, all the time. I have a deep appreciation for […]

March 12, 2018

Cate Blanchett reads out thirteen different text assemblages, combining a mass of artistic manifestos, rearranged by Julian Rosefeldt for his project Manifesto. These text assemblages are every callous or triumphant sentiment that art has spat out in our last century. This project is split over thirteen different screens, hovering panels in the Auckland Art Gallery, […]

March 5, 2018

This week there are some gallery doors closing, and others opening. It is hard to arrange thoughts when you’re in between, so here are some magnetic events and exhibitions to fill in these spaces. Hardening at Enjoy Public Art Gallery, until 10 March, free entry Aliyah Winter stands in a white garment, in an echoing […]

February 26, 2018

Tourist debris is a strange thing— both components are of an unfixed location. Debris, a disintegration of something left behind, and the tourist, who may only belong nowhere. One is only ever a tourist while displaced, yet conscious of it, and embracing this displacement. So, when he leaves traces of his presence, these objects escape […]

October 9, 2017

When I talked with a musician about visual art, I should have known that the music would creep into everything, but there’s not always much to gain by keeping them so separate. I ask what his earliest memory of art is anyway. There was a really old painting that my mother had on the wall, […]

September 18, 2017

My father’s favourite colour is always blue. Blue of the clearest day, and of cold lips from being in the ocean too long. He cannot swim well, but he says my mother is solar powered, so we go to the beach anyway. I ask him about art on the telephone. what is your earliest memory […]

August 7, 2017

In the Adam Art Gallery’s current exhibition The Tomorrow People, Claudia Dunes and Rainer Weston’s work is on unsteady footing. Of other spaces (arch) and (drape) comprise two 32-inch screens: one mounted upright and the other lying down, as though asleep. Both show soft dirt, marred by heavy vehicle tyre tread. These are photographs used […]