Latest online readings ? We commission, develop, and display texts on our website in a parallel programme to our exhibition and cinema schedule. At times, these texts address contexts and circumstances in the expanded field around our programme. At other times they represent independent research interests, framing the political realities of our environment through creative cultural analysis.

Te Moana Meridian
Dina Jezdic
August 2022
Neighbourhood of Truth, essay by Samuel Te Kani
Samuel Te Kani
August 2022
Xi Li Cruel Optimism Interview
Artspace Aotearoa in Conversation with Xi Li
April 2022

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Readings archive

August 2022
Te Moana Meridian
Dina Jezdic
August 2022
Neighbourhood of Truth, essay by Samuel Te Kani
Samuel Te Kani
April 2022
Xi Li Cruel Optimism Interview
Artspace Aotearoa in Conversation with Xi Li
March 2022
Obadiah Russon Cruel Optimism Interview
Obadiah Russon In Conversation with Artspace Aotearoa
December 2021
A conversation between Bronte Perry and Daniel John Corbett Sanders
Bronte Perry and Daniel John Corbett Sanders
November 2021
Not straight: Queer and the troubling trap of language
Jo Bragg
July 2021
Open On Saturdays - Reviewing 'Slow Boil' at Artspace Aotearoa.
By Anjuli Selvadurai and Freya Markula
April 2021
Download: 2021 CIRCUIT Reader: Sovereign Pacific / Pacific Sovereigns
Multiple contributors, curated by David Teh.
March 2021
Manawa i te Kāniwha
Tyson Campbell and Julia Lomas
March 2021
Teenage Fantasy: a script inspired by Natasha Matila-Smith
by Becky Hemus
October 2020
'Globalist Girl Gang', a poem by Millie Dow
Millie Dow
October 2020
Birthing a New Ocean
Elisapeta Heta
August 2020
How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Nausea
Millie Dow
March 2020
Traversing the seen and unseen
Nigel Borell
August 2019
Avenging Karangahape's Endgame
Samuel Te Kani
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