New Zealand has been exhibiting at the Venice Biennale since 2001. While this declares our internationalism, some of our projects have tackled old themes of national identity, playing on the Biennale’s arcane national pavilion structure. 

This Is New Zealand presents Venice works by Michael Stevenson, Michael Parekowhai and Simon Denny alongside earlier works made for diplomatic purposes and new projects by Bronwyn Holloway-Smith and Gavin Hipkins. It takes its title from Hugh Macdonald’s spectacular three-screen movie made for Expo ‘70 in Osaka.

Image: This is the Trekka, 2003–2005, Michael Stevenson. Courtesy of Te Papa

Saturday 03 Mar –
Sunday 15 Jul

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