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A Different View: Artists address pornography attracted media attention, taking the issues to new audiences and forums. See below for links to a selection of interviews, pictures and reviews.

Artist interviews:

Originally aired on Radio New Zealand’s Arts on Sunday, [1]Sunday 18 August 2013, artists Judy Darragh and Lauren Lysaght describe their takes on centrefolds and Adults Only movies created for A Different View: Artists address pornography.

From Planet FM’s 106.4 Kickarts, Sunday 18 August [2]. Judy Darragh speaks with Richard Green about the ubiquity and proliferation of pornography and the catalytic contribution of art to illuminating the issues. Starts playing from: 22′ 00″.

Opening night events:

TV3’s Nightline, Friday 23 August. [3] Ali Ikram attends the opening night of A Different View and speaks to some of the exhibiting artists about their artworks and reasons for contributing.

See photos from the opening night on Gay Express’s [4]website and at the Art’s Diary [5].

A selection of reviews:

Read the full review by TJ McNamara of the NZ Herald 7th September [6], which he sums up as: “TJ says: An unlikely and, at times, very frank exhibition for a university gallery, with clever comment and memorable images but very little moral indignation”.

Pondering Porn [7] at the EyeContact site (18th September) – in reflection of its stated purpose: ‘Critical reviews and spirited discussion on art and visual culture in Aotearoa New Zealand’ – includes an interesting discussion in the comments section.

The Listener’s Adventures in the Skin Trade [8] by Edward Hanfling suggests that: “The opening of A Different View: Artists Address Pornography was an unusually crowded affair, but the exhibition is an invitation to think rather than just look.”

And John Daly-Peoples of the National Business Review [9] describes the show as: “rang[ing] from works which have elements of pornography to poetic and academic reflections on pornography and sexuality…”