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Networks of practice, networks of silence: Exploring and expanding contemporary art exhibition histories in Aotearoa

13/02/23  to 13/02/23
From 5:30pm, Monday, February 13, 2023
In this talk Bruce E. Phillips will discuss how his recent PhD research has influenced Te Tuhi's upcoming exhibition Who can think, what can think


May 1, 2023

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Jan 31, 2023

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Seminar/Public Lecture , Art ,




Te Tuhi's Parnell Project Space at Parnell Station


Auckland ,

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Te Tuhi
Jan 30, 2023

You are invited to hear Bruce E. Phillips discuss his recently completed PhD research that involved investigating a 50 year history (1970-2020) of exhibition-making in Aotearoa and how the findings have influenced the exhibition Who can think, what can think and the editorial direction of a forthcoming publication charting a history of contemporary art exhibitions at Te Tuhi.


About Bruce E. Phillips:

Bruce E. Phillips (Pākehā/NZ European) is an Edinburgh-based arts practitioner from Aotearoa often working as a project manager, writer and curator. His practice is dedicated to working alongside others to address unrealised potential, overlooked histories or to confront social inequalities. Phillips has curated many exhibitions featuring over 200 artists such as Tania Bruguera, Ruth Ewan, Amanda Heng,  Tehching Hsieh, Maddie Leach, William Pope.L, Peter Robinson, Santiago Sierra, Shannon Te Ao, Ruth Watson and The Otolith Group. As a writer he has contributed reviews and articles for art magazines and journals including ArtAsiaPacific, ArtLink Australia, Art News New Zealand and Contemporary HUM. In 2022, he completed a PhD through Massey University focussing on curatorial practice in Aotearoa.


Read more about Bruce's upcoming exhibition, Who can think, what can think here

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