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On Civicness and participating in public life through art practice

Cat Auburn and Kyle Lewis, 2021, 'ohaewai_1989_difference_collage', digital collage. Photo: Cat Auburn & Kyle Lewis
Ruth Buchanan, 'Do I want to come back? / Darf ich wiederkommen?', sketch for 'Heute nacht geträumt', Kunstmuseum Basel | Gegenwart, digital rendering, with Andreas Müller, 2021
Daniel Malone, 'Lawrence z Arabii' [Lawrence of Arabia] rehearsal, Teatr Powszechny Warsaw. Photo: Magda Hueckel
Contemporary HUM in discussion with Aotearoa artists Cat Auburn, Ruth Buchanan, and Daniel Malone. Saturday 02 October 2021 in Berlin, Germany.


On Saturday 02 October 2021, Contemporary HUM will be hosting its fourth panel discussion, 'On Civicness and participating in public life through art practice', in Berlin. 

Held at Prachtwerk, Berlin from 3:45 pm CEST, the conversation will explore the idea of 'civicness' and how it is tied to social responsibility within a global community, from the perspective of three artists from Aotearoa who are actively taking part in public life through their practice. Guest speakers include Glasgow-based Cat Auburn; Berlin-based Ruth Buchanan; and Warsaw-based Daniel Malone. HUM’s Paris-based Editor Pauline Autet will be moderating.

For HUM’s international audience, the event will be live-streamed, and viewers will have the opportunity to send through questions for the Q&A session at the end of the discussion. Follow HUM on social media for the link. An edited transcript will also be published on Contemporary HUM in the weeks following the event.

Venue: Prachtwerk
Ganghoferstrasse 2,
12043 Berlin
Date: Saturday, 02 October 2021
Time: 3:45 pm CEST

Places are limited. RSVP is mandatory. See HUM's website for more

HUM gives their warmest thanks to their speakers and collaborators for this event, to the New Zealand Embassy in Berlin, and to the Goethe Institut. This project is supported by Creative New Zealand.

Further information: 


Hannah Murray
Special Projects Manager

Genista Jurgens
PR & Dissemination Manager

Written by

Contemporary HUM

18 Sep 2021

Launched in 2016, Contemporary HUM is a forum generating critical discussion of Aotearoa New Zealand visual arts presented overseas. HUM is the only platform dedicated to the international activity of creative practitioners from New Zealand who are working or living abroad.