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My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak: Bringing back Bollywood
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in November

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Migoto Eria reflects on HERE: Kupe to Cook at Pātaka Art + Museum, asking if it hits the mark biculturally, inclusively and with autonomy.

 

Tūi, tūi, tui, tuia Tūia i runga, tūia i raro Tūia i roto, tūia i waho Tūia te here tangata, ka rongo te pō, ka rongo te ao Tūia te muka tangata, I takea mai i Hawaiki nui, Hawaiki roa, i Hawaiki pāmamao Te hono i wairua ki te whai ao, ki te ao marama...

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Brannavan Gnanalingam revisits his Bollywood awakening in light of Ahi Karunaharan’s latest play, My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak.

In 1990s Aotearoa, it was initially difficult to find Tamil films or Bollywood films to watch. For Sri Lankans like my family, Indian cinema dominated. People went on shopping sprees whenever they went back to Sri Lanka or India. What arose were almost black-market video...

Art

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

Manta rays, tortoises and talking trees: Artists John Ward Knox, Eddie Clemens and Anne Noble play with ideas of ecological care, climate change and wild Earth in the exhibitions of this month’s Unmissables.

Once again, our team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Francis McWhannell, has searched the city...

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Is This Conversation Over-Cooked?
Theatre
My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak: Bringing back Bollywood
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in November
The Wellington Boys’ Institute: A Charitable Instrument of War
Read Time: 13 mins
Paul Gallagher trawls through the archives to bring...
Documents and the Dead
The Wellington Boys’ Institute: A Charitable Instrument of War
By Paul Gallagher
Nailing It to the Door: The New Zealand Art Market and the Problem of Commodification
Read Time: 17 mins
Janet McAllister explains how to fuck up a painting...
Art
Nailing It to the Door: The New Zealand Art Market and the Problem of Commodification
By Janet McAllister
When do We Get to Speak?
Read Time: 11 mins
Mohamed Hassan on the need for more Muslim voices...
Society
When do We Get to Speak?
By Mohamed Hassan
Some Smoke, But Not Much Fire: A Review of 'Inside Outside Upside Down'
Read Time: 11 mins
Despite its superstar line-up, 'Inside Outside Upside...
Art
Some Smoke, But Not Much Fire: A Review of 'Inside Outside Upside Down'
By Francis McWhannell
Internet Histories | 1 October
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Facebook's faulty memory, learning from animals, dying...
Internet Histories
Internet Histories | 1 October
By Pantograph Punch
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
All Who Live on Islands
Read Time: 26 mins
Rose Lu reflects on growing up as a Chinese New Zealander...
Literature
All Who Live on Islands
By Rose Lu
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Gaby Montejo
Read Time: 11 mins
Brie Sherow talks to Gaby Montejo as part of a series...
Art
Creative Thinkers of Christchurch: Gaby Montejo
By Brie Sherow