This site wishes to encourage spirited debate about Aotearoa's art and visual culture. Readers are invited to respond to reviews and ongoing conversations by leaving comments or posting new critiques.
To make a comment please display your real name - both Christian and surname - and register under a free Google account. After you've filled in the details on the first page, click to the following one but instead of filling in blog info come back to this site.Then find the post you want to comment on, and click on 'comment' at its bottom. Write out or paste your comment, do the word verification puzzle, and where it says 'user name' put in your email address above your password.
Any queries about the reviews on this site, especially those of Auckland, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
My insistence on proper names is to minimize personal abuse, waffle and shameless self-promotion. I ask contributors also to avoid offensive language and gratuitous sexual terms, not for any reasons of moral high ground, but simply because of pragmatics. I want the site to be welcoming as an educational resource so it can increase its audience.
eyeCONTACT is about you looking at this screen and art that is usually visual. It is also about direct talk, perhaps two people speaking face to face, one of them asserting an unpopular position and staring down the opposition.
Although it talks of commitment and being serious, the site is not actually about being right or wrong. Rather this forum is about the pleasures of debate and participating in dialogue. It is about the joy of articulating thought and responding to stimulating company.