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The Architecture
of Redemption



Reinventing a
New Zealand icon



Where treasure is



Layers of dark and light



How the Light Gets In




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CS Arts issue 31 - October 2008

The final edition takes death and resurrection as its theme. It is a theme in many religions and cultures - including Te Ao Maori - and central to the Christian faith. Experiences of grief and despair contrasted with hope and new life enrich the stories and art of the people in this edition.



The architecture of redemption
Murray Rae unpacks western architecture's powerful engagement with death and resurrection
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Visual essay
Death and resurrection through the eyes (and camera lens) of graphic artist Tim Winfield

How the light gets in
Colin McCahon's iconic works continue to demand artistic and intellectual response. Rob Yule challenges the dismissal or misrepresentation of McCahon's turbulent faith
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Two exhibitions - one people
Adjoining exhibitions of Colin McCahon and Darryn George at the Christchurch Art Gallery reveal and artistic dialogue that crosses and unites cultures and generations

Reinventing a New Zealand icon

Andrew Panoho's research into indigenous expression suggests a reframing of our understanding about the Maori meeting house
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The CS Arts guide to launching an arts practice
Is there life after art school? We overview the essential foundations of long-term artistic success

The Promised Land
Peter Crothall reflects on the landscape of New Zealand and its close relationship to aspects of Christian spirituality and art
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Layers of dark and light
Nelson painter Mieke Scoggins shares a story of miraculous survival and the place of art and faith in her painful journey of recovery
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Gravity and grace in New York City
Makoto Fujimura, founder of the International Arts Movement (IAM) talks to Veritasse magazine about grace and making art at ground zero
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Where treasure is
Debilitating health problems forced Anne Fountain to confront deeper emotional and spiritual issues. She has come to a place of acceptance and new purpose
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Exhibition reviews

Claire Beynon at the Arthouse, Christchurch

Jessica Crothall at Refinery Artspace, Nelson

Blizzard in a dark landscape
Sue Cooke at the Salamander Gallery, Christcurch

Stations of the Cross
Group exhibition at the Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland

The altar triptych revisited
Group exhibition, Ferner Galleries, Auckland

Sam Harrison at the Centre of Contemporary Art (COCA), Christchurch

Do not fear
Brett a'Court at the Wallace Gallery, Auckland


Book and film reviews

The carver and the artist
Maori art in the twentieth century, by Damian Skinner

The diving bell and the butterfly
Directed by Julian Schnabel



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