ABOUT CONTEMPORARY HUM
Launched in December 2016, Contemporary HUM aims to generate critical discussion and provide greater visibility of Aotearoa New Zealand visual arts and creative disciplines presented overseas.
HUM is the first centralised platform dedicated to documenting New Zealand projects abroad, offering a much needed conduit for global exchange.
As an online publication, we commission writers to respond, review and interview artists and art professionals from Aotearoa New Zealand who are working internationally. We also involve international writers, curators and artists in order to draw attention and critical discourse to New Zealand’s contribution in the global arts landscape, to support and nurture the success of our artists, and to encourage knowledge sharing.
HUM’s calendar of events presents the wide spectrum of projects and disciplines operating abroad, so you can follow who is doing what, where, no matter where you are.
Established by two New Zealand art professionals based in Paris and London, HUM initially targeted projects taking place in Europe, and is progressively expanding its geographical coverage. Since 2018, HUM covers activity taking place in the Americas too. We work closely with communities in New Zealand and the diaspora to deliver this project.
Contemporary HUM gratefully acknowledges our generous patrons:
Dayle and Chris Mace
Mary and Jim Barr
Libby and David Richwhite
our Patreon community of supporters:
fellow supporters & partners:
New Zealand Studies Network
Diversity Art Forum
The Dowse Art Museum
and core public funding received from the New Zealand France Friendship Fund and Creative New Zealand.
Founder and Managing Editor
Research and Community Manager
PR and Administration Consultant
In collaboration with:
Jess Douglas - Copy-editor
Maria Julia Guichard - Web Consultant
Winsome Wild - previously Communications Manager
By choosing to support HUM in its fourth year of publishing, you enable us to pay for writers, editors, research, website and dissemination costs for our increasingly ambitious publishing agenda!
Click below to become a HUM supporter on Patreon from $2 per publication, or contact us directly if you'd like to make a one-off donation or sponsor a specific project: