In the autumn edition of Bulletin the four curators of Ralph Hotere: Ātete (to resist) tell us a little about their relationship with Hotere, and how they connect with the artist’s works and the themes and locations that he explores. Journalist and poet Mohamed Hassan writes of the power of anthems – from the songs of his childhood in Egypt to the Kiwi songwriters who sing of his home in Aotearoa – and looks for pathways through which we can write our collective story. And Grammy-winning American music historian and author Ashley Kahn looks in greater depth at one aspect of photographer Larence Shustak’s career – the wonderful portraits of jazz musicians he made for Riverside Records in the 1950s and 60s.
Also in this issue, Gallery curator Melanie Oliver looks more deeply at our Pauline Rhodes: Blue Mind exhibition and find the artist engaging with water in a work that she describes as “politics as a way of making and engaging with the world”. Our Postcard comes from artist and designer Ella Sutherland, who writes to us from Sydney where she is currently working. And our Pagework is from Ani O’Neill, who offers a number of alternative designs for a ‘queen-sized’ tīvaevae ta'ōrei that she has been working on over the last year. And we note this intuition’s sadness at the death of artist Bill Hammond in February.
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