The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in October
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for Verb Festival 2019
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’

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Art

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

Soft sculptures and spiky crustaceous cakes. Pastels and pearlescent sheen. Feminine aesthetics prevail in Claudia Jowitt and Hanna Shim’s sculptural works, in contrast to the monochromatic, punk zine palette of Hugo Koha Lindsay’s large-scale abstract paintings.

Once again, our team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana...

Literature

Wellington’s favourite indie literature festival returns with fancy new clothes, a punchy new name and a rudely good programme. Running from 6–10 November, Verb Festival includes the classic Saturday evening LitCrawl surrounded by five days’ worth of less frantic occassions, lovingly curated and featuring local, national and international writers.

Pantograph Punch editors Faith Wilson, Ataria Sharman...

Screen

Language is important but so is action. Julie Zhu challenges empty rhetoric in her speech at the Power of Inclusion film industry summit.

 

The Power of Inclusion was a two-day film industry summit in Auckland earlier this month that purported to “present a myriad of world views”, “posit future action to create a more inclusive industry and world” and to “catalyse the future of screen”. Attendees were...

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Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in October
Literature
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for Verb Festival 2019
Screen
I’m Sick of Words Like ‘Diversity’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Representation’
Eight Contemporary Poets I Love and Two Dead Guys II
Read Time: 16 mins
Continuing on from Part I, Hera shares five more poets...
Features
Eight Contemporary Poets I Love and Two Dead Guys II
By Hera Lindsay Bird
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Alex Davies
Read Time: 10 mins
Brie Sherow talks to Alex Davies as part of a series...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Alex Davies
By Brie Sherow
Kick The Can: How International Street Art Took Dunedin By Force
Read Time: 14 mins
Eloise Callister-Baker on Dunedin's street art spat...
Art
Kick The Can: How International Street Art Took Dunedin By Force
By Eloise Callister-Baker
The Great Indifferent Censor
Read Time: 5 mins
Let's not mistake content moderation for moral reasoning...
Art
The Great Indifferent Censor
By Joe Nunweek
What's The Frequency, Steven?
Read Time: 39 mins
Sam McChesney on how a politician built a radio empire...
Music
What's The Frequency, Steven?
By Sam McChesney
The Harder They Come: Ridin’ the Boom-Bust Economy of Rap
Read Time: 21 mins
Duncan Greive looks at the dizzying heights and precipitous...
Music
The Harder They Come: Ridin’ the Boom-Bust Economy of Rap
By Duncan Greive
Slippery Questions: The Role of Ethics in Art
Read Time: 16 mins
Melissa Laing asks what it means to create ethical...
Art
Slippery Questions: The Role of Ethics in Art
By Melissa Laing
Internet Histories | 27 May
Read Time: 10 mins
This fortnight: celebrating the commencement speech...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 27 May
By Pantograph Punch