The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
The Wart
Thick As: A Glowing Response to FAT

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

This month’s Unmissables takes us off the beaten track and into some fun, innovative and politically charged spaces.

February’s team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Natasha Matila-Smith, have searched the city to find the best art on show in the parks, homes and galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau.

 

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Literature

Everything is sad and funny and nothing is anything else. Eamonn Marra’s debut novel, 2000ft Above Worry Level, sold out of copies at its launch at Unity Books on Thursday. Equal parts neurotic and numb, it is a series of stories about a young man who is trying so hard to be better.

 

Content warning: descriptions of self-harm

 

I read an article online about how people who read fiction are more...

Art

FAT, an exhibition at South Auckland gallery Vunilagi Vou, confronts fatphobia through art.

It was just my five-year-old daughter and me at home when she shouted to me in the kitchen from the lounge. “I’m so fat!” “What did you say?” I replied. “I’m so fat!” Hearing her say those three words triggered instant tears. So I hid round the corner and cried in private, of course. But more than that, those words triggered memories...

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Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Literature
The Wart
Art
Thick As: A Glowing Response to FAT
The Greatest Fall Interview Ever
Read Time: 15 mins
Music
The Greatest Fall Interview Ever
By Joe Nunweek
Man After Man: An Anthropology of the Future
Read Time: 3 mins
Art
Man After Man: An Anthropology of the Future
By Rosabel Tan
The Machine Stops
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
The Machine Stops
By Hugh Lilly
The Space Race Is Over
Read Time: 3 mins
Internet Histories
The Space Race Is Over
By Joe Nunweek
How to Make Your Urine Glow in the Dark
Read Time: 2 mins
Society
How to Make Your Urine Glow in the Dark
By Rosabel Tan
Hell is Empty and All The Devils are Here
Read Time: 3 mins
Internet Histories
Hell is Empty and All The Devils are Here
By Rosabel Tan
What Really Went On Here? We Only Have This Excerpt
Read Time: 3 mins
Music
What Really Went On Here? We Only Have This Excerpt
By Joe Nunweek
Here's the Situation
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
Here's the Situation
By Rosabel Tan