August 2, 2022

Musée Magazine: Book Review – Paradise Camp

In Sāmoa, it is often said that “the most beautiful women are men.” (Paul Miles, Transgender in the Pacific – Fa’afafine, fakaleiti and mahu.) As with all Polynesian countries, cross-dressing has been an important aspect of Sāmoan culture and is […]
June 3, 2022

Creative New Zealand reviews participation at Biennale Arte

The last external review of New Zealand’s participation in the Biennale was conducted in 2006. A lot has changed since then; COVID-19 has impacted delivery models, how others engage, and the capacity and ambition of the arts sector have shifted. […]
October 25, 2019

What’s it printing?

Brook Konia (Ngāti Porou Tuwhakairiora), the fifth Attendant for the New Zealand pavilion, reflects on his time in Venice showing visitors through Post hoc at the Biennale Arte 2019. Working at the New Zealand pavilion has me positioned inside the library of […]
May 23, 2019

Call for proposals: NZ at Venice 2021

Creative New Zealand invites proposals for the official New Zealand presentation at the 59th La Biennale di Venezia – Venice Biennale 2021. As New Zealand’s 10th official presentation at the Biennale the most prestigious event on the international contemporary visual […]
August 1, 2018

New Zealand confirms Dane Mitchell’s exhibition venue and title for Biennale Arte 2019 in Venice – Media release

Dead words. Extinct species. Ghost towns. Former nations. Destroyed art works…What do these things have in common? They are a few of the countless phenomena that existed but are now no more. These disappearances are at the heart of Dane […]
December 6, 2017

Closing thoughts from 2017 Commissioner Alastair Carruthers

The exhibition Lisa Reihana: Emissaries has now closed in Venice, but its impact will continue through presentations over the next two years in numerous major public galleries across the world. The demand to present Lisa Reihana’s work doesn’t surprise me. From the […]