Artbank has got you sussed for arty stuff happening in Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond. With interviews, live performances, your weekly gallery guide and more - come get some culture in ya with Rachel and Theo. Ka rawe!
This week Rachel and Nadine chat to Erena Shingade about Minarets poetry and writing journal, and their open call for submissions. Check them out at minarets.info online for more info on how to enter a submission!
this week Theo talks to Sarah Farrar, Senior Curator of Art at Te Papa about the new publication Ten x Ten: Art at Te Papa, and what's happening in the soon to be re-opened contemporary art section of the museum.
This week on Artbank we spoke to Sara Cowdell about the inaugural Performance Art Week Aotearoa, which took place down in Wellington from the 8th to the 12th of November. We also had an in-depth discussion with Fidalis Beuhler regarding the exhibition he has curated for NorthArt gallery : Connect | Disconnect | Reconnect We also listened to some Fresh Prince (with DJ Jazzy Jeff), and some Prince Nelson Rogers!
This week we continue with another installment of BLOODBANK... This time we have worked with Eddie Clemens to make a radio documentary that reflects on his 2014 work WES CRAVEN MARINA, process art,and his time in Japan...
This week we talked to Australian/NZ artist Wanda Gillespie, who's upcoming show "Levitation Practice: Lesson 2" will feature as a part of Artweek. We talk about her wood sculptures, invented artefacts, and her photography of stretched out mopeds. Her show will be at Artists Allience in Ponsonby, Opening next Saturday. Plus cool tunes!
This week we talked to contemporary moving image expert Erika Balsom, who just finished a curatorial residency at the Govett-Brewster gallery in New Plymouth. We also spoke to Artbank co-host Nadine about the relational aesthetic performance Bite Me, that she participated in at Lowtide on K a Road, and played some great tunes.
Dream Team is a series of paintings by Auckland artist Christina Pataialii. Her grouping of Tupac, Kenny Rogers, Michael Jackson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Mike Tyson is an experiment in retrospective construction of former heroes. In making a series of contrasting narratives, colours and styles, Pataialii allows herself "to now be faced with questions around awkward searches for cultural identity, racial and gender stereotypes and the existence/influence of The American Dream in suburban Auckland."
We also hear from Artbanker Nadine Paredes about her recent trip back to the Philippines, and her own searches for cultural identity through painting.