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Offerings of ping pong and cleaning tools from a hanging wine box, in a former factory-turned artist colony, Geneva, 2014. Photo by Xin Cheng

7 drifts on the possibilities of shared spaces

XIN CHENG | Walking is slow compared to riding a bike, sitting in a car or catching the train. The slowness allows me to notice and be free to stop and see more whenever I like. While I do walk to get somewhere, I often leave extra time so it could be more of a drift: the pleasures of being lost in unexpected places…

LAM360º camp in Khentii. Photo by Sena Park

안녕하세요, 센베노 그리고 하이! 두 번째 이야기_랜드 아트 몽골리아 360º

2018년 7월 30일 오전 10시가 막 넘어가는 시각, 버스 안에서는 파티가 시작되었다. 마치 영화 속에서 나 보았던 옛날 어른들의 관광버스 파티를 연상케 했다.  술잔이 돌아가고, 끝없는 수다가 이어지며 버스 안은 점점 흥이 나기 시작했다. 몇몇 작가들은 벌써 조금 취한듯했다. 술 파티를 시작하기엔 조금은 이른 시간이었지만, 아직은 낯선 분위기를 편하게 해주기에는 이보다 좋은 방법은 없을 것이다.…

Ulaanbaatar City. Photo by Sena Park

Annyeonghaseyo, Sain Baina Uu and Hi! Part 1: Encountering Mongolia

Sena Park is a Paihia-based artist, whose sculptural works explores language through material relationships. Park was selected to take part in the 5th Land Art Mongolia 360o Biennial earlier this year, where she undertook a residency to develop new work. The 2018 edition, titled WHO ARE WE NOW?, and curated by Lewis Biggs, asks: how…

Peter's kitchen, Auckland, New Zealand, 2006. Photo by Xin Cheng

encountering everyday resourcefulness: a drifting assemblage

XIN CHENG | It was in Peter’s kitchen that my eyes opened. A spring day in 2006, I visited Peter in the Auckland suburbs to brew a plan of making Captain Cook’s Manuka Beer (the story was that they improvised with local ingredients after surviving a long journey from England). In his rented flat, beside the cooking stove, I saw vistas of alpine prairies…

Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, From Pillars to Posts: Project Another Country, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2018

In Conversation with Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan

AISHA JOHAN | Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan are a husband-and-wife team who emigrated from the Philippines to Australia in 2006. Their artworks often address themes of displacement, change, memory and community. Together they have exhibited at a number of international exhibitions including the 50th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia…

Yukari Kaihori: The emotional landscape

NATASHA MATILA-SMITH | Yukari Kaihori is a Japanese artist based in Whanganui-a-Tara who creates paintings which examine the intersections between physical and metaphysical landscapes, often employing chance mark-making that invites rich associations between nature and the psychological. Her current exhibition at Corban Estate Art Centre runs until 27 May 2018…

Eat My Rice by Louie Bretaña at Performance Art Week Aotearoa 2017. Image courtesy of PAWA. Photo by Essi Airisniemi

In Conversation with Louie Bretaña

AMY WENG | Louie Bretaña is a graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts and the College of Fine Arts, University of the Philippines. His work actively challenges Euro-western colonial histories through relational practices, encouraging a respectful engagement with culture via conversation and food…

Photo by Xin Cheng

tender surrender

XIN CHENG | In Desire Armed, Landstreicher proposed desire as a creative impulse to follow one’s own inclinations, independent from the spooks of society, in relation with the specific other people around oneself. I feel, an important distinction then, is to realise the situations where I can do something…

A review of Roots [根] presented by Proudly Asian Theatre

AMY WENG | As part of the Auckland Fringe Festival, Proudly Asian Theatre presents the New Zealand premier of Roots [根], in association with Auckland Lantern Festival. Amy Weng caught the show at Uxbridge in Howick. Roots [根] will also play at Q Theatre from 1 – 3 March 2018…