This exhibition, curated by Bruce E. Phillips does exactly what a public gallery should. It enables artists to show large works and installations and the result here is a group of singularly powerful works in a range of media.
– T. J. McNamara, New Zealand Herald
Te Tuhi is proud to present the publication THE HIVE HUMS WITH MANY MINDS. This 130 page full colour limited edition printed publication features essays by Tessa Laird, Gregory Kan & Ruth Watson, and Bruce E. Phillips, plus additional contributions by exhibiting artists such as a foldout page work by Monique Jansen and texts by Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh and Charlotte Drayton, all complemented by graphic design by Kalee Jackson.
The publication documents and extends the two-part 2016 exhibition that explored issues of globalisation through the work of 14 New Zealand artists including: Louisa Afoa, Shahriar Asdollah-Zadeh, Max Bellamy, Charlotte Drayton, Rangituhia Hollis, Monique Jansen, Joanna Langford, Alex Monteith, Caroline McQuarrie, Reuben Moss, Suji Park, Mark Schroder, Salome Tanuvasa and Tim J. Veling.
Ranging from large-scale video and sculptural works to elaborate drawings and paintings, the artists provided perceptive musings on a tangled mass of interrelated issues including information control, global mobility, migration, sovereignty, colonisation, environmental destruction, urbanism, oversaturated mediascapes, social emergence and material residues of the Anthropocene.
Published by Te Tuhi, edited by Rebecca Lal
Please note: this is an abridged version. To read the full publication please purchase a copy of the book.