In Sydney, a dialogue on British artist Grayson Perry with the Museum of Contemporary Art’s chief curator, Rachel Kent.
On the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Sydney Festival, and more.
A look back at the first international retrospective of David Bowie’s multifaceted career; plus, viewing notes from the Art Institute of Chicago.
On the unsettling and unlikely beauty of Alexander McQueen’s designs, currently in retrospective at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
Summer Writing Resident Matilda Fraser responds to the question “is criticism still relevant?” with this suite of texts developed under Blue Oyster Art Project Space’s online publications initiative, with mentorship and publishing support from The Lumière Reader.
J.M.W Turner’s late masterpieces at the Tate Britain; Marian Goodman exhibits new and recent works by Gerhard Richter; plus, Steve McQueen’s new video installation courtesy of Thomas Dane Gallery.
At London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, a definitive retrospective of Horst P. Horst’s iconic fashion images, plus radical designs from the Russian avant-garde theatre.
The parallel spaces of Frederick Wiseman’s National Gallery documentary and Emil McAvoy’s first exhibition of paintings.
We’re excited to be collaborating with Dunedin’s Blue Oyster Art Project Space on a new Summer Writing Residency focused on critical writing practice.
The Turner Prize-winning conceptual artist discusses his practice ahead of a major survey of his work—one of the highlights of the New Zealand Festival.
Selected highlights from the forthcoming New Zealand Festival for 2014.
On the legacy of Peter McLeavey, the charismatic, pioneering art dealer who since the 1960s has shaped—even transformed—New Zealand art.
To mark ten years online and in print, a selection of “personal milestones” from past and present contributors to The Lumière Reader.
An exploration of harmonious museum spaces, from Vienna’s Kunst Haus Wien to Wellington’s Carter Observatory.
The exquisite and harrowing images behind New Zealander Robin Hammond’s W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund winning photojournalism.
Jem Cohen explores the fluidity of art, the post-punk ethos, and the invigorating act of seeing and thinking in his absorbing new film.
The problematic dialectic at the heart of curator Hou Hanru’s question/anti-question is explored by a number of artists at the 5th Auckland Triennial.
Peter Black continues his photographic exploration of New Zealand’s social landscape.
A succinct interview with photographer Ans Westra, whose new book Nga Tau ki Muri: Our Future looks at New Zealand’s environment through 20 years of images.
Art New Zealand opens its mouth and finds itself suddenly mute. THOMASIN SLEIGH thinks about art criticism in New Zealand.