Contemporary HUM aims to generate critical discussion and provide greater visibility of New Zealand visual arts and creative disciplines presented overseas. Established in 2016 by New Zealand art professionals based in Paris and London, HUM's particular focus is on projects taking place in Europe and the Americas, and is progressively expanding its geographical coverage. In 2017, HUM covered events at the Venice Art Biennale, Edinburgh Art Festival, documenta 14 amongst others.
As an online publication and the first New Zealand platform of its kind, HUM commissions writers to respond, review and interview artists and art professionals from New Zealand who are working internationally. While working closely with communities in New Zealand and its diaspora, HUM also invites international writers and creatives to contribute in order to encourage a global exchange. Alongside the publications, HUM's calendar of events presents the wide spectrum of projects and disciplines operating abroad, so you can follow who is doing what and where, no matter where you are.
Recent artists and contributors to HUM include: John Bywater, Greg Burke, Alastair Carruthers, Wystan Curnow, Jennifer Flay, Alicia Frankovich, Louise Garrett, Tessa Giblin, André Hemer, Judy Milar, Mata Aho Collective, Nathan Pohio, Laura Preston, Lisa Reihana, Damian Skinner, Shannon Te Ao, Luke Willis Thompson, Francis Upritchard and many more!
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