Latest online readings ? We display commissioned texts on our website that run as a parallel programme within Artspace to strengthen critical writing in Aotearoa, departing from the visual arts but not necessarily contained to it. Sometimes they provide context for our exhibitions, where at other times they frame the political realities of our environment providing creative cultural analysis or historical approaches to our times of now.

Beyond Essentialism: Contemporary Moana Art from Aotearoa New Zealand
Lana Lopesi
November 2018
In Human: Parasites, Posthumanism, and Papatūānuku
Emily Rākete
October 2016
In response to the exhibition: Amy Howden-Chapman, Advice for our Aerial Ocean.
Abby Cunnane
December 2014

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Readings archive

November 2018
Beyond Essentialism: Contemporary Moana Art from Aotearoa New Zealand
Lana Lopesi
October 2016
In Human: Parasites, Posthumanism, and Papatūānuku
Emily Rākete
December 2014
In response to the exhibition: Amy Howden-Chapman, Advice for our Aerial Ocean.
Abby Cunnane
December 2014
In response to the exhibition: W e l c o m e.
Alex Mitcalfe Wilson
December 2014
In response to the exhibition: to and fro.
Victoria Wynne-Jones
August 2014
In response to the exhibitions: James Beckett, Dowsing Schools: Preliminary Findings and Corresponding Survey Kit; g. bridle, the Retreat: Flight Forward.
Elle Loui August
April 2014
In response to the exhibition: Peter Friedl, The Dramatist.
Claudia Arozqueta
March 2014
In response to the exhibition: Andrew Kennedy, Blaine Western, a hollow action, a room held together by letters.
Arron Santry
March 2014
In response to the exhibition: Jorge Satorre, Emic Etic?
Jon Bywater