Critical texts


A Hollow Action

making do

Critical text series


A series of online texts in response to recent exhibitions at Artspace.

Texts by Jon Bywater, Arron Santry, Claudia Arozqueta and Elle Loui August.

Designed by Index

Available free online 


a hollow action, a room held together by letters


Following the exhibition: Andrew Kennedy, Blaine Western a hollow action, a room held together by letters, 28 November 2013-1 February 2014.
Designed by Nell May. Texts by Wystan Curnow and Caterina Riva. Images by Andrew Kennedy and Blaine Western 


making do


The making do publication follows Chris Berthelsen and Xin Cheng's project at Artspace in May 2014. During a series of walks around the Auckland suburbs the artists and their companions interacted with the city in a pragmatic, generative, and non-goal-oriented manner 




Artspace publications  

A: A Brief History of Chess, 2011; Action Replay: Post-Script, 2002; After Killeen: Social Observation in Recent Art, 2001; alt.nature, 1998; Billy Apple, Tales of Gold, 2004; John M. Armleder, 2001; Artificial Life, 1999; Artspace 25thAutonomous Action, 1999 BAndrew Barrie, Code, 1999; Olaf Breuning, Group, 2002 CCome, New Artists Show, 1999; Compelled, New Artists Show, 2005; Critical Text Series, 2013/14Meg Cranston, Hot Pants in a Cold Cold World, 2008 DPhilip Dadson, Sound Stories, 1999; Dirty Pixels, 2003 Eet al. simultaneous invalidations: second attempt, 2001; Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining: Artspace 25, 2012 FCao Fei, Utopia, 2009; Fetus Reproductions, 2002; Flesh and Fruity, New Artists Show, 2001; Folklore: The New Zealanders, 1998; Follow the White Rabbit, New Artists Show, 2003; Fourth Window, 1995 GLiam Gillick, Why work?, 2010 HMichael Harrison, Love in the Shadows, 2003; Headway, New Artists Show, 2006; Hermes' lack of words, 2013Joyce Hinterding, Aeriology, 1995; Gavin Hipkins, The Habitat, 2000; Honestly, New Artists Show, 2002; Zhang Huan, 1999 IToyo Ito, Blurring Architecture, 2001 KYuk King Tan, 2002 M: making do, 2014Daniel Malone, A TESTSTRIP Micrograph, 2003; Martini Shot, New Artists Show, 2007; Andrew McLeod, Largess, 2005; Mediatrix, 1993; Dane Mitchell, RADIANT MATTER I/II/III, 2011; Music for Stairwell, 2004 N: NAS pt.1, 2012; N+1 Cultures, 1994; Nostalgia For The Future, 1999 PMichael Parekowhai, Ten Guitars, 1999; Patterns of Intention, 1998 RRapid, 1999; Christina Read, Evidence, 2008; Remember New Zealand, New Zealand at the 26th Sao Paolo Biennal, 2005; John Reynolds, Sumwhr, 2002; Peter Robinson, Ack and Other Abdications, 2011 SShared Techlines, 1993; Roman Signer, Sculpting in Time, 2008; Span, 1998; Speculation, 2007; Jim Speers, Communicating at an unknown rate, 2002 TThe Bed You Lie In, New Artists Show, 2004; David Tremlett, The ARTSPACE Drawings, 1992 UUncanny (the unnaturally strange), 2005; Francis Upritchard, Doomed, Doomed All Doomed, 2005 VVolume 1, 2008; Volume 2, 2012 WWho Do I Think I Am, 2000; Paul Winstanley, Threshold, 2008