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 Tom, Heidi, Prairie & Sam. Ka rawe!
This week we spoke to Salene from @long_distancebooks, an instagram bookseller of obscure curiosities, based between London and Tāmaki Makaurau. Later on we caught up with Virginia Auton, who has collaborated with Nat Kai Emmet Miller on the exhibition Sharing Things with Friends, at Satchi & Satchi & Satchi gallery. As always, we played some excellent tunes and slightly flubbed the Art Guide.
This week we spoke to Salene from @long_distancebooks, an instagram based bookseller of rarities and curiosities. Later in the show we caught up with Virginia Auton, who has collaborated with Nat Kai Emmet Miller on the exhibition Sharing Things with Friends at Satchi & Satchi & Satchi gallery.
Navy Blue - Post Panic!
Bill Callahan & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Miracles feat. Ty Segall [Johnnie Frierson Cover]
WAKE IN JUNE - Crush These Bars
Ciccone Youth - Tuff Titty Rap/Into The Groovey
Amamelia - Hot Bitch Dot Zip feat. Baby Zionov & bb gurl
Witch Egg - City Maggot [Edit]
Emily Edrosa - Circle Of Love [Steve Miller Band Cover]
Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers
Moor Mother & Billy Woods - The Blues Remembers Everything The Country Forgot feat. Wolf Weston
This week, Taarati Taiaroa spoke with us about Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art, the largest exhibition in Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki's 132 year history. Taarati, assistant curator of Māori art at AAG, discussed the exhibition's development and conceptual propositions. Later on we had a conversation with Natasha Ratuva and Hōhua Ropate Kurene about Inside the wave are ocean bodies, their exhibition on Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust's Moana Wall.
We spoke to Taarati Taiaroa about Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art, and Natasha Ratuva and Hōhua Ropate Kurene about Inside the wave are ocean bodies, their exhibition on Tautai Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust's Moana Wall.
This week we spoke to avant-garde composer and multi-media artist William Basinski about his new record Lamentations, and the collaborative project Sparkle Division. Later in the show we caught up with local artist Emily Parr, who spoke with us about the eminent defunding of AUT's ST PAUL Street Gallery.
We spoke to avant-garde musician William Basinski about Lamentations and Sparkle Division's To Feel Embraced, and Emily Parr about AUT's ST PAUL Street Gallery.
Samara Alofa - 111
The Bug - Destroy Me feat. Dis Fig
Arca - Machote
William Basinski - O, My Daughter, O My Sorrow
William Basinski & Lawrence English - Mono No Aware
Salami Rose Joe Louis - Peculiar Machine [Georgia Anne Muldrow Remix]
SPARKLE DIVISION - Slappin' Yo Face
William Basinski & Lawrence English - Selva Oscura
This week we talk to Amal Samaha about the response to the Mercy Pictures exhibition People of Colour. Samaha recently wrote an article about the same subject for the Spinoff and calls for artists move on from sheer provocation and start saying something worthwhile. We also speak with artist Tanya Edwards, who is on the line from Tonga. We hear a bit about what she has been up to since the borders shut, amd the show "Koloa: Fafine, ‘Aati, Mo e Tekinolosia / Women, Art, and Technology" which opened at Artspace yesterday.
Today's uiui are connected by themes of somewhat precarious artistic process, as well as varous notions of 'waste'. First Isabella Loudon talks about her show Wastelands, curated by James Tapsell-Kururangi - who is also present to discuss the work. How an artist arrives at the highly original materiality of Isabella's work is a mystery to Heidi, and so an interrogation begins. James actually is cutting it pretty fine catching a flight to Pooneke by oblidging this interview, and so we have to save discussion of his practice for another interview!
Next Mongoose Chen joins Heidi in the studio. Mongoose has an exhibition 'Upcycled Noise' at Audio Foundation running until 28 Whiringa a-nuku, containing an object containing sound created in collaboration with the cacophonic train station construction that Karangahape Road has endured all year. The exhibition also features a video work by JingCheng Zhao featuring Angelu Hu, Yin-Chi Lee, Darrly Chin and Alice Wu - regular collaborators with Mongoose. We discuss Mongoose's preferred mode of practice which is plural and highly responsive to her environment.
Tom catches up with Finn Ferrier, collector of rocks, artist and researcher. We talked about Maccullum's Chip - the red rock you see around the city. We also talk with the painter Claudia Jowitt about her latest work and the influences behind it.
We catch up with Meg Porteous about her Neo-Gracie show "Junture", and her billboard works around the city. Raukura Turei is on the line, speaking to her show, Te Ngau a Hine-Moana, at Corban Estate Art Centre. We catch up with Aaliyah Winter and Laura Duffy whose show at Te Uru - “Thinking About Thinking About the Future” - is due to finish soon. Winter also has a show at Parasite on K Rd!
Sampa The Great - Time’s Up [Remix] feat. Junglepussy
REPAIRS - Nothing New
Blair Parkes - wobbly knees
Pitch Black - 48 Skanks [Live at Cargo 2001]
The Dirty Three - Rain Song
Nap Eyes - Mark Zuckerberg
Pink Siifu & Shungu - Cement
clipping. - Say the Name
Wax Chattels - Cede
The Psychs - Roaches
Reb Fountain - Hawks & Doves
Adrianne Lenker - anything
Miles Davis & Robert Glasper - Talking Shit
Eartheater - Supersoaker
Headless Chickens - Gaskrankinstation
The Velvet Underground - I'm Waiting For The Man
Ty Segall - Don't You Want To Know (Sue)
Blood Orange & 박혜진 Park Hye Jin - CALL ME (Freestyle)
Amamelia - Hot Bitch Dot Zip feat. Baby Zionov & bb gurl
We catch up with Artspace emerging artist Louie Zalk-Neale about their show and workshops coming up next weekend - it is called Hūmenga. Tom T talks to cartoonist Zoe Colling about what drives her to draw, and then to Martin Sagadin - the Lyttelton-based (prolific) film-maker. Praire, Jackson and Tom S bring us Tom's tiny desk gallery. Tom T talks with potter Jack Tilson about his new kiln in Eden Terrace. Our busiest show in ages lol
E tuituia ana te raarangi uiui o te rangi nei e ngaa kaupapa ohanga. This Sunday's interviews are connected by themes of economy as Heidi catches up with Hannah Valentine, Hana Pera-Aoake and Tao Wells in succession. Hannah Valentine's show 'Interference' at Visions gallery takes Argo Floats - devices for collecting data on our our oceans for the purpose of healing them, but do they avoid doing their own kinds of damage? Hana Pera-Aoake chat's with Heidi about David Graeber's mysterious sudden passing, the arbitrariness of the monetary legal systems that the whole world allows to run it, and we put a call out for her initiative under Kei te Pai Press for book donations for the OOtautahi Women's Prison. Drop any great books you want to share with women who've wound up imprisoned to Enjoy Gallery, Blue Oyster or Strange Goods by the end of the week please! Finally Tao Wells continues the kaupapa of questioning why we've all accepted the current status quo by telling us a little about his social practice and thinking. There's barely time to scratch the surface here, but the skin is broken, it's up to listeners to rakuraku haere - keep scratching it. The world could be so different.
It's been an existential week for Jackson on Sunday Painter, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Tune in to the last ever episode for some some final thoughts from Jackson on how to make art. (Part 3/3)