The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
Serious Fun: Who the Heck is PĀNiA!?

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A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau that we keep returning to.

There’s been a bit of buzz around Tāmaki Makaurau this month, beginning with the Auckland Art Fair, including its Projects Programme and The Future of Art panel discussions, followed by a handful of art-related talks in the Auckland Writers Festival last weekend. Once again, our review team of art critics Lucinda Bennett...

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Adam Goodall digs into what happens when comedians cross the line.

Content warning: this pieces contains descriptions of sexist, racist and transphobic jokes.

As long as there’s been stand-up comedy, there have been offensive jokes. And as long as there have been offensive jokes, there’s been discourse and debate about them – what’s acceptable, what isn’t, when drawing a line turns into an act of...

Art

Unravelling the mysterious über-cool-girl of Mokopōpaki.

 

Ka tīaho mai he marama pai, puta pō rere wai, mai a Pānia. When the night is still and the moon is clear, you can see Pānia appear. – Sam Freedman (nā Alby Bennett i whakamāori)

 

Let’s begin by addressing the elephant in the room, or – given the artist’s enthusiasm for all things equine – the thoroughbred in the room: who the...

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Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in May
Theatre
Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy
Art
Serious Fun: Who the Heck is PĀNiA!?
Turning Back We Look Forward / To a Shimmering Space: On the Positive Nationalism of Dudley Benson
Read Time: 18 mins
Self serving myths and nationalism, Dan Kelly considers...
Music
Turning Back We Look Forward / To a Shimmering Space: On the Positive Nationalism of Dudley Benson
By Dan Kelly
Toi moko in Toi Art: A Harbinger for a Conversation
Read Time: 14 mins
Repatriation researcher, Amber Aranui, considers the...
Art
Toi moko in Toi Art: A Harbinger for a Conversation
By Amber Aranui
Re-evaluating Values: An Open Letter to Creative New Zealand Regarding Exhibition Attendants at the Biennale Arte
Read Time: 11 mins
Francis McWhannell on the underpaid opportunity of...
Art
Re-evaluating Values: An Open Letter to Creative New Zealand Regarding Exhibition Attendants at the Biennale Arte
By Francis McWhannell
Loose Canons: Claire Duncan
Read Time: 9 mins
Claire Duncan, interdisciplinary artist and sound...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Claire Duncan
By Claire Duncan
Playing it Safe: How We Use Trigger Warnings in Theatre in Aotearoa
Read Time: 14 mins
Catherine Hart steps back from the overwhelming online...
Theatre
Playing it Safe: How We Use Trigger Warnings in Theatre in Aotearoa
By Catherine Hart
Beyond This Horizon: An Oceanic Feeling
Read Time: 23 mins
Already a lover of cinema and the sea, Doug Dillaman...
Art
Beyond This Horizon: An Oceanic Feeling
By Doug Dillaman
The End of Satire: A Review of WMBADx: Idea Worth Spreading
Read Time: 7 mins
White Man Behind A Desk Robbie Nicol leaves his desk...
Theatre
The End of Satire: A Review of WMBADx: Idea Worth Spreading
By George Fenwick
Loose Canons: Lori Leigh
Read Time: 9 mins
Playwright, director, Shakespeare expert and improv...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Lori Leigh
By Lori Leigh