January 11, 2016

The bull comes home

Michael Parekowhai’s On Looking into Chapman’s Homer has been purchased by the city and is now in the re-opened Christchurch Art Gallery. “He has represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale, exhibited around the world and been feted as the […]
December 29, 2015

Artist Simon Denny on ‘Brilliant Ideas’

Brilliant Ideas looks at the most exciting and acclaimed artists at work in the world today. On this episode, Simon Denny talks to Bloomberg. (source: Bloomberg) More about Simon Denny at Venice in 2015
October 21, 2015
Lisa Reihana, in Pursuit of Venus [infected] 2015, multi-channel video (still), Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of Auckland Art Gallery.

2017 Venice Biennale: New Zealand’s artist and curator announced

The Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa has approved and is pleased to announce Lisa Reihana as New Zealand’s artist for the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. Reihana’s panoramic video in Pursuit of Venus [infected] will travel to Venice. […]
July 24, 2015

New Commissioner announced for 2017 Venice Biennale

Former Arts Council Chair Alastair Carruthers CNZM will be the Commissioner for New Zealand’s 2017 presentation at the Venice Biennale. Arts Council Chairman Dr Dick Grant says Mr Carruthers’ significant leadership, governance and arts experience will make him an assured […]
July 10, 2015

Behind the Biennale: The Secret Power of Simon Denny

Artist Simon Denny talks us through “Secret Power,” his exhibition representing New Zealand, which uncovers the imagery of the “Five Eyes” intelligence alliance, comprised of the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In towering vitrines built from computer servers, […]
May 5, 2015

Simon Denny, the artist who did reverse espionage on the NSA

Denny wanted to study NSA graphics, the ‘21st-century masterpieces’ unleashed on the world by Edward Snowden. So he tracked down its former creative director of defence intelligence – and commissioned him for his new show Secret Power. (Source: The Guardian) […]