Millie Dow is an independent art writer. Based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, she is currently studying Art History at the University of Auckland. Dow has worked with various artist run spaces to produce texts to accompany exhibitions, most recently, for Emmanuel Sarmiento: Euphoria (2019) at Furniture Gallery. Also writing long-form arts criticism and prose, Dow’s practise chronicles convergences between digital culture, art and fashion in order to conceptualise new conditions and experiences of creative practise.
In How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Nausea, Dow discusses the ontological and art historical present in relation to the failure of past Utopias. Dow interweaves prose and art historical writing on issues of digitality, the self, protest, and the future, to formulate lineages of thought that inform her experience of living in “a present charged with memory alone.” Dow’s text appears on Artspace Aotearoa’s website and in the gallery space on tablet devices.
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