Monday, February 05, 2007


When he was editor of Art & Text, Paul Foss always gave New Zealand art good space. This had a huge impact in the 1980s. French theory was taking off and keeping up with the latest translations of writers like Jean Baudrillard and Felix Guttari really mattered. Paul headed off to Los Angeles at the end of the 1990s with Art & Text which subsequently morphed into artUS. As the name implies its focus is contemporary work made in the USA or at least created in the global spotlight shining from the US. The latest issue, however, features two stories with NZ connections. The first is a review of Michael Parekowhai’s exhibition with Roslyn Oxley by Reuben Keehan, and the second a review of the Simon Reece (ex Govett-Brewster) exhibition High Tide out of the Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, Lithuania where Simon now works. This review is written by Raimundas Malasauskas.
ArtUS issue 16 January.Feburary 2007. For subscription details email