Andrew Paul Wood
Andrew Paul Wood is a writer, poet, critic, art historian, educator, curator and translator based in Christchurch. He completed a PhD in aspects of postmodern New Zealand painting at the University of Canterbury. His books include Quietus: Observations on an Altered City (2012), a psychogeography of post-earthquake Christchurch with photographer Doc Ross, and three translations (with Friedrich Voit) of the poetry of Karl Wolfskehl, Under New Stars: Poems of the New Zealand Exile (2012), To The Germans (2013), and Three Worlds / Drei Welten. Selected Poems (2015).
Photograph © Doc Ross
All essays by Andrew Paul Wood
This year’s Biennale is all very anodyne and, ironically enough, apolitical. It is rather over representative of Scandinavia and the Anglosphere for some reason, and there does not appear to have been much of an effort to put the Australian artists in any sort of international context.