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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...

Theatre

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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Art
Is This Conversation Over-Cooked?
Theatre
My Heart Goes Thadak Thadak: Bringing back Bollywood
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in November
Difficult Horizons: On Gentrification and Violence
Read Time: 13 mins
Even beautiful buildings can be perpetrators of colonial...
Society
Difficult Horizons: On Gentrification and Violence
By Jade Kake
Taura Here, Immigrant Māori: On Chevron Hassett's Art and Ātea
Read Time: 16 mins
James Tapsell-Kururangi explores the themes within...
Art
Taura Here, Immigrant Māori: On Chevron Hassett's Art and Ātea
By James Tapsell-Kururangi
Whakanuia: 10 Contemporary Muslim Poets We Love
Read Time: 15 mins
Contemporary Muslim poets whose work we love, admire...
Literature
Whakanuia: 10 Contemporary Muslim Poets We Love
By Hannah Newport-Watson
Peter Hawkesby: Dance Moves at the Clay Table
Read Time: 16 mins
Elle Loui August on the artists' triumphant return...
Art
Peter Hawkesby: Dance Moves at the Clay Table
By Elle Loui August
Working Through the End of the World: A Review of HeadSand
Read Time: 8 mins
How do we deal with doomsday on stage? New Volumes...
Theatre
Working Through the End of the World: A Review of HeadSand
By Rachael Longshaw-Park
Moving on from Disney’s Moana: The broader portrayal of women in Vai
Read Time: 20 mins
Following the success of Waru, Lana Lopesi talks strength...
Screen
Moving on from Disney’s Moana: The broader portrayal of women in Vai
By Lana Lopesi
Threads of Inheritance: Areez Katki at Malcolm Smith Gallery
Read Time: 15 mins
Every textile tells a story, and the embroidered cloths...
Art
Threads of Inheritance: Areez Katki at Malcolm Smith Gallery
By Jane Groufsky
We are Recirculated Assemblages: Louise Menzies at Hocken Collections
Read Time: 18 mins
It matters who we think with, and which stories we...
Art
We are Recirculated Assemblages: Louise Menzies at Hocken Collections
By Robyn Maree Pickens