Publications

A selection of recent publications:

BOOKS

Hogue, T., Dilley, S, B., Carmichael, F., Eshrāghi, L & Lopesi, L. (Eds.). (2019). Transits & Returns. Vancouver: Vancouver Art Gallery; Brisbane: Institute of Modern Art.

Lopesi, L. (2018). False Divides. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books.


SELECTED ARTICLES

Lopesi, L. (2019). Quiet Gestures, Gift Exchange and Public Formations: The work of D.A.N.C.E Art Club and Public Share. In C. Camiere & L. Tan (Eds.). Routledge Companion to Art in the Public Realm. New York: Routledge. (forthcoming)

Lopesi, L. (2019). Moana Publics Online, In E. Johnson (Ed). Public Knowledge. Christchurch: Freerange Press. (forthcoming)

Lopesi, L. (2019). Performing Measina: Craft in Contemporary Pacific Performance. In K. Chitham, K. Māhina-Tuai, & D. Skinner (Eds.). Crafting Aotearoa (pp. 386 – 388). Wellington: Te Papa Press.

Lopesi, L. (2019). When Pasifika students feel tokenised, it’s no wonder there’s a lack of Pasifika professors. Noted. Retrieved from https://www.noted.co.nz/currently/currently-education/pasifika-students-university-tokenised-lack-professors

Lopesi, L. (2019). Finally, a TV series that reflects intelligent young brown people – and foretells Ihumātao. Noted. Retrieved from https://www.noted.co.nz/culture/culture-television/nz-tv-series-reflects-intelligent-young-brown-people-and-foretells-ihumatao

Lopesi, L. (2019). The Power of Mangy Dogs. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/power-of-mangy-dogs

Lopesi, L. (2019). Solidarity Through Distance: Radical Imagination in the work of Ahilapalapa Rands. Circuit. Retrieved from http://www.circuit.org.nz/blog/summer-reading-series-2018-3-solidarity-through-distance-radical-imagination-in-the-work-of

Lopesi, L. (2018). Paradise Paradise: The Island Myth, Island Island. Retrieved from https://island-is.land/texts/paradise-paradise

Lopesi, L. (2018). Oceania at the Academy: Tributes, Mourning & the Legacy of Cook, Art New Zealand, 168, 58–61.

Lopesi, L. (2018). Walking Back Into the Future: Indigenous Futurisms, New Media and Contemporary Assertions of Indigeneity, dɪˈvan | A Journal of Accounts, 4, 130–137.

Lopesi, L. (2018). Beyond Essentialism: Contemporary Moana Art from Aotearoa New Zealand, Afterall 46, 108–115.

Lopesi, L. (2018). Unrecognised Little Gifts: Neighbourhood in the Work of Edith Amituanai, In T. MacKinnon (Ed.), Keep on Kimi Ora (pp. 16-19). Hastings: Hastings City Art Gallery.

Lopesi, L. (2018). So, You Want to be the “Largest Polynesian City in the World”? The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/largest-polynesian-city

Lopesi, L. (2018). Critical Infrastructures. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/critical-infastructures

Lopesi, L. (2017). The Western Imagining. Aotearotica 4, 7-12.

Lopesi, L. (2017). How New Zealand’s Millennial Artists are Confronting Generational Stigma. GARAGE Magazine. Retrieved from https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/ne7z38/how-new-zealands-millennial-artists-are-confronting-generational-stigma

Lopesi, L. (2017). Bananarama [Feature on Janet Lilo]. Paperboy, 14, 26-31.

Lopesi, L. (2017). In my house now [Feature on FAFSWAG’s VICE documentary]. Paperboy, 11, 20-25.

Lopesi, L. (2017). Reimagining the Matriarchy: One GIF at a Time, Runway, 33. Retrieved from http://runway.org.au/reimagining-the-matriarchy-one-gif-at-a-time/

Lopesi, L. (2017). Caught in the thirst trap: White gaze on black bodies. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/caught-in-the-thirst-trap

Lopesi, L. (2016). Young Mums, the Arts Ecology and ‘Being Radical’. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/young-mums-arts-ecology-being-radical

Lopesi, L. (2016). Safety in Numbers: Poly Twitter and carving out digital space. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/safety-in-numbers-poly-twitter

Lopesi, L. (2016). The Changing of the Seas: Notes from the Pacific Arts Association Symposium. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/pacific-arts-association-symposium-auckland-changing-of-the-seas

Lopesi, L. (2016). Reinstating the smoko, un Magazine, 10.1, 52-58.

Lopesi, L. (2016). East Goes West, Art New Zealand, 157, 85-87.

Lopesi, L. (2016). Allyship, not ownership: on good curatorship, and being tauiwi. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/curatorship-and-being-tauiwi

Lopesi, L. (2015). Decolonisation Frameworks: Indigenous Curatorial Practice. Runway, 27. Retrieved from http://runway.org.au/decolonisation-frameworks-indigenous-curatorial-practice/


SELECTED REPORTING

Lopesi, L. (2019). How Auckland’s Mercury Plaza became a site of cultural significance. Noted. Retrieved from https://www.noted.co.nz/culture/culture-arts/how-aucklands-mercury-plaza-became-a-site-of-cultural-significance

Lopesi, L. (2019). The debate over Theo Schoon, who built his career on the backs of Māori artists. The Spinoff. Retrieved from https://thespinoff.co.nz/art/08-08-2019/the-debate-over-theo-schoon-who-built-his-career-on-the-backs-of-maori-artists/


SELECTED INTERVIEWS

Lopesi, L. (2019). Moving on from Disney’s Moana: The broader portrayal of women in Vai. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/the-broader-portrayal-of-women-in-vai

Lopesi, L. (2017). On which the sun never sets: interview with Tina Baum: Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial at the National Gallery of Australia’. Broadsheet Journal 46.2, 14-19.

Lopesi, L. (2017). Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? The Curatorial Edition. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/the-curatorial-edition

Lopesi, L. (2017). The ‘D’ Word: In Conversation with Alice Canton, The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/The-D-Word-Alice-Canton

Lopesi, L. (2017). Waking Giants: The Politics of Existing. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/waking-giants-politics-of-existing


SELECTED REVIEWS

Lopesi, L. (2019). The Shouting Valley: a politically charged show about lives caught between borders [Review of the exhibition The Shouting Valley by L. Buchamp]. The Spinoff. Retrieved from https://thespinoff.co.nz/art/23-10-2019/the-shouting-valley-a-politically-charged-show-about-lives-caught-between-borders/

Lopesi, L. (2019). Drawing lines between us all: Julia Mage’au Gray’s Melanesian mark-making [Review of the exhibition Lain Blo Yu Mi – Our People Our Lines by E. Tavola]. The Spinoff. Retrieved from https://thespinoff.co.nz/art/12-09-2019/drawing-lines-between-us-all-julia-mageau-grays-melanesian-mark-making/

Lopesi, L. (2019). Is that the Pacific Ocean, or Just My Tears? [Review of the exhibition Moana Don’t Cry by G. Salgado]. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/Moana-Dont-Cry-review

Lopesi, L. (2019). A sprawling art show about a culture at boiling point [Review of the exhibition How to Live Together by B. Shingade]. The Spinoff. Retrieved from https://thespinoff.co.nz/art/21-08-2019/how-to-live-together-a-sprawling-art-show-about-a-culture-at-boiling-point/

Lopesi, L. (2019). Finding What’s Stolen [Review of the exhibition names held in our mouths by I. Gordon-Smith]. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/review-names-mouths

Lopesi, L. (2018). From where I stand, my eye will send a light to you in the North [Review of the exhibition From where I stand, my eye will send a light to you in the North by G. Salgado]. un Extended. Retrieved from http://unprojects.org.au/un-extended/reviews/from-where-i-stand/

Lopesi, L. (2018). Digital Launima [Review of the exhibition Digital Launima by V. Mafile’o]. un Extended. Retrieved from http://unprojects.org.au/un-extended/reviews/digital-launima/

Lopesi, L. (2017). The Moral Argument [Review of the exhibition Jealous Saboteurs by F. Upritchard]. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/review-jealous-saboteurs

Lopesi, L. (2017). Empowering Bright-eyes [Review of the exhibition #keeponkimiora by E. Amituanai]. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/review-keeponkimiora

Lopesi, L. (2017). “Let Beryl and I sort it out”: On Len Lye and Friendships [Review of the exhibition On an Island: Len Lye, Robert Graves and Laura Riding by P. Brobbel]. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/len-lye

Lopesi, L. (2017). An Homage, a Beacon: On Michael Parekowhai’s The Lighthouse [Review of The Lighthouse by M. Parekowhai]. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/lighthouse

Lopesi, L. (2016). Mere pockets of aspiration [Review of the exhibition Potentially Yours, The Coming Community by T. J. Mutambu]. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/review-potentially-yours

Lopesi, L. (2016). State of Play: A Review of Johnson Witehira’s ‘Half-blood’ [Review of the exhibition Half-blood by J. Witehira]. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/review-half-blood

Lopesi, L. (2016). Church and State: ‘Janet Lilo: Status Update’ the Publication [Review of the book Status Update by I. Gordon-Smith (Ed.)]. The Pantograph Punch. Retrieved from https://www.pantograph-punch.com/post/janet-lilo-status-update

Lopesi, L. (2015). Lonnie Hutchinson’s Fish Eyes [Review of the exhibition Fish Eye’s by L. Hutchinson]. Circuit. Retrieved from http://www.circuit.org.nz/blog/lonnie-hutchinsons-fish-eyes