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Tag: 03 – 2013

March 20, 2013

21st Century Collecting claims to “[raise] provocative questions about the nature of contemporary art practice and the challenges facing those who are its custodians.” Unfortunately the Adam Art Gallery has fallen victim to its own ‘art-speak’, as the exhibition fails to propose any sufficient answers to these relevant questions, and instead draws attention to the […]

March 18, 2013

Many months ago, four young whiz-kids from the Wellington improv and stand-up scene got together to share some of their most personal stories—and then fucked with them until they were a set of poignant and comedic scenes, appropriate for presentation to the public.  Housed in an apartment on Cuba St, (the kind with exposed industrial […]

March 18, 2013

Fortunately, the two gracefully ageing ladies at the next table do not run for the hills as Will Agnew, writer of Slave Labour Productions’ Fringe Festival success Stand Up For Charlie, quotes his favourite line from the play: “I would grudge-fuck you, but I don’t think my cock is big enough to fill up that […]

March 18, 2013

March 21-23 New Zealand Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St Low-budget filmmaking is something mainstream audiences have very little contact with. This is a pity, given the breadth of talent in local filmmaking circles, and the fact that having limited resources usually fosters some of the greatest examples of innovation. Thankfully, the Wellington Underground Film Festival […]

March 18, 2013

  Is anyone else surprised by how successful this film has become? True, it features two very bankable stars in Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, but faux-indie films about mental illness with names as clunky and unmarketable as Silver Linings Playbook are rarely predicted to become blockbuster hits. Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised, though. Silver […]

March 18, 2013

Red Bull Collective Art is now giving Kiwi students the chance to get amongst a giant digital work of art, which utilises the creativity of people from 85 different countries to create one, continuous piece of art.  Cadavre exquís is a method by which assortments of images are collectively assembled, where participants are able to […]

March 18, 2013

The Progressive Experimental Artists Kollectiv (PEAK), is an exhibition dedicated to works by previously institutionalised people with physical or mental difficulties. PEAK is the joint effort of Living Plus and MASH Trust, both organisations which provide support and services for those with such difficulties. The joint endeavour saw PEAK’s third showing recently at the Thistle […]

March 18, 2013

Justin Timberlake’s (or, as I affectionately refer to him: JT <3) new album, The 20/20 Experience dropped last week. The furore has been positively gargantuan. Already, internet boards are awash with comparisons to last year’s Channel Orange, or even House of Balloons. But if I had to pick an album as a reference point, I’d […]

March 18, 2013

I was late to the party (I’m sorry) on Bloc Party. Granted, Silent Alarm came out when I was 11, so getting on board with A Weekend in the City wasn’t exactly a cardinal sin, but I still feel bad about it. Of course, I soon found Silent Alarm, and with it the soundtrack to […]

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