4WD Bellissima!

Contemporary artist Michael Stevenson is representing NZ at the 50th Venice Biennale 2003 – the oldest and most prestigious art event in the world. Described by the NZ Selection Committee as “a passionate archivist of our culture,” Stevenson is currently NZ’s artist-in-residence at the Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. The work he has created for the Biennale – ‘This is the Trekka’ – brings together social, economic, and art history in the shape of a restored Trekka car parked inside an 18th century cathedral and surrounded by NZ Dairy Board butter cartons. The Biennale runs from June to November this year. (June – November 2003)


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Shihad Endures Through Struggles and Triumphs

Shihad Endures Through Struggles and Triumphs

In a story for ABC News, Dan Condon looks back at some of the key musical and personal moments in New Zealand band Shihad’s career. In 1991, just three years after first…