Saturday, May 30, 2009

Coming up at Starkwhite

Downstairs at Starkwhite: Mariana Vassileva videos from 3 - 27 June 2009. The programme includes: Traffic Police (2009), Lighthouse (2008-2009), Tango (2007) and The Milkmaid (2006). This exhibition is a collaboration between Starkwhite and DNA, Berlin.
Image: Mariana Vassileva, Lighthouse, 2008-2009, video still, courtesy of the artist and DNA, Berlin

Projects for a small world

Edited by Gregory Burke and Christine Davis, issue 38 of Public, projects for a small world, is devoted entirely to artists' projects. The lineup of artists includes David Hatcher and et al. For more information go to the Public website here or email the journal at

Friday, May 29, 2009

Green With Envy

Shown here are five of the six photographs presented in Layla Rudneva-Mackay's exhibition Green With Envy. The sixth image is posted below under Coming up at Starkwhite. Green With Envy runs in our Project Space until 20 June 2009.
Images: Layla Rudneva-Mackay, Blue/Yellow/Beige/Light Pink/White, 2009, C-type photographs

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

No Free Gift Fundraiser

Images: Piece War performing and guests at the No Free Gift Fundraiser, Starkwhite, May 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Coming up at Starkwhite

Glen Hayward's exhibition Live Transmission runs upstairs from 27 May to 20 June 2009.
Image: Glen Hayward, Untitled, 2009, acrylic on carved wood

Friday, May 22, 2009

Coming up at Starkwhite

Layla Rudneva-Mackay's exhibition Green With Envy runs in our Project Space from 27 May to 20 June 2009.
Image: Layla Rudneva-Mackay, Green, 2009, C-type photograph

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Piece War performance

Piece War will perform in the No Free Gift charitable fundraiser at Starkwhite on Friday 22 May. 

Piece War write songs about monsters, complicated love, inner worlds, morbid youth and mental disorders. Piece War write how they see and play how they feel on the inside. Sound is inspired by simple riffs like the Ramones, sophisticated boom boom beats and sweet harmonies mixed with dictator like vocals telling it how it is. Not intimidated by the music of today, they stand alone lost in their own minds, with no expectations, no technical skill and no regret. Armed with a love of sound and words, put it all together, this is what you get..... an extension of a friendship. Piece War

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hong Kong beats the odds

Set against a backdrop of global recession combined with Swine Flu, art fairs are riskier propositions these days. Happily ART HK proved to be a well-attended and buzzy fair where it was business as usual. The solo project we presented - Table of Dynasties by John Reynolds - attracted a great deal of attention and was picked up by a public art gallery. Many of John’s Table of Dynasties Out Takes, which were available individually, as pairs or in clusters, were also acquired by collectors from Beijing, Berlin, Hong Kong, New York, Rarotonga, Seoul and Sydney.

Friday, May 15, 2009

ART HK Vernissage

ART HK Vernissage

Fears that Swine Flu would rain on ART HK's parade proved to be groundless as the event was launched last night with a lively vernissage.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Alica Frankovich's exhibition A Plane for Behavers opens at Artspace, Auckland on Friday 15 May 2009. Her performance at Artspace on 2 May caught the eye of Artforum's roving reviewer Michael Wilson. You can read his coverage of Alicia's performance and Andrew Barber's Gambia Castle exhibition, Dreamhome / Shithouse here.
Image: Alicia Frankovich, post performance view, Artspace, Auckland, NZ 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009


We'll be in Hong Kong next week presenting John Reynolds' Table of Dynasties at ART HK, so keep an eye on our blog site for news and photographs from the Art Fair. ART HK runs from 14 - 17 May 2009. Starkwhite will be open while the fair is on. Hours: Monday - Friday 11.00am to 6.00pm and Saturday 11.00am to 5.00pm.
Image: John Reynolds, Table of Dynasties 2009, installation view, artist's studio, Auckland, NZ

Thursday, May 7, 2009 Critics Picks

Matt Henry's Doppelgänger exhibition at Starkwhite is featured in's "Critics Picks" section. Read the review here.
Image: Matt Henry, Duochrome No.1 from the series "16:9” 2008, oil on linen, frame, acrylic glazing, Chartwell Collection, NZ

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

An uplifting experience

Alicia Frankovich's exhibition A Plane for Behavers will show at Auckland's Artspace from 16 May to 27 June 2009. A one-off performance with Artspace director Emma Bugden preceded the exhibition opening. Go to overthenet for a nice take on the performance. Alicia's exhibition Super Segue is showing concurrently at Artspace, Sydney to 23 May 2009.
Images: Alicia Frankovich performance (2009), Artspace, Auckand, NZ and Super Segue (2009), installation view, Artspace, Sydney, Australia