Grand statements

Auckland artist Dane Mitchell, 31, has been selected to exhibit at Miami’s prestigious Art Basel fair in June 2008. Mitchell’s work will feature in the Art Statements section for emerging artists, and will be presented by Auckland gallery Starkwhite. Only 20 exhibitors per year are selected for Art Statements, which has launched the careers of international art luminaries such as Vanessa Beecroft, William Kentridge and Mariko Mori. 2008 is shaping up to be a busy year for Mitchell. As well his Art Basel appearance, he will stage a major solo exhibition at Gertrude Street Contemporary Art Spaces in Melbourne, participate in a group show at Galeria Triangulo in Sao Paulo and, from October to December, will be artist in residence at Gasworks in London.


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Taika Waititi Puts on a Tuxedo

Taika Waititi Puts on a Tuxedo

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