The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in September
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A Crock-pot of Crack-ups: On Aroha Bridge

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

In the month since our August Unmissables, Tāmaki Makaurau has seen some stand-out solo shows burn hot and bright. Yuk King Tan’s Crisis of the Ordinary and Robbie Handcock’s OnlyFans have closed, but Vita Cochran’s After Paintings and Eemyun Kang’s This Path Is Made by Walking are up for a little while longer and should not be missed...

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Reflections on Yuichiro Tamura’s Milky Mountain at the Govett-Brewster.

I catch my reflection in the House of Mirrors-style exterior of the Govett-Brewster and almost don’t recognise myself. I look like a shiny, mirrored stranger assembled from wobbly body-parts. 

The Govett-Brewster building feels very much like it belongs in Yuichiro Tamura’s exhibition. You can fall into the details of double...

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I have an uncle who cemented his signature look sometime in the late 80s. He still gets a flat-top fade, carries all his necessities in a bum-bag, wears tapered, mid-rise jeans (with a more diluted acid-wash these days) and wears sleepers in one ear. Fashion is circulatory, but style is forever. 

He is a mean cook, too. Housing in New Zealand lacks insulation, but if you clog the draught with the...

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Is Tom Cruise Actually A Japanese Warrior Hiding Out in Taranaki?
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Codex Seraphinianus
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Cryptic art that frustrates even as it captures your...
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Codex Seraphinianus
By Matt Harnett
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By Rosabel Tan
Love Letters to the Critic I
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With paid critics threatening to go the way of the...
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Love Letters to the Critic I
By Rosabel Tan
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Read Time: 17 mins
In Part II of this two-part series, Matt Harnett examines...
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You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part II
By Matt Harnett
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
Read Time: 11 mins
In the first of this two-part series, Matt Harnett...
Society
You Wouldn't Steal Due Process: Part I
By Matt Harnett
I Went And Saw All The Shihad Movie
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Neither a yawnorama concert DVD nor a brutal Metallica...
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I Went And Saw All The Shihad Movie
By Joe Nunweek
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Read Time: 4 mins
In which Guy Somerset claims without irony that The...
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By Rosabel Tan
Tweets as Fiction: Black Box by Jennifer Egan
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