IN BED WITH… Jhana Millers

We curl up with Jhana Millers, director of the newest dealer gallery on the Wellington block, to find out how she’s been keeping entertained in isolation.

What you are reading?

Other than the endless news streams and Ottolenghi’s cookbooks for dinner inspiration, I enjoyed Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton and The Vegetarian by Han Kang.

I’m revisiting Justin Paton’s How to look at a painting, Hans Ulrich Obrist’s Do it: the compendium, Denys Watkins’ Dynamo Hum and Us vs Them, the beautifully made catalogue from Tony de Latour’s 2018 retrospective exhibition at Christchurch Art Gallery. Magazines — I have the current issues of HOME of the year, Homestyle, Art News New Zealand, Vogue and sadly the last ever issue of NZ Fashion Quarterly. The new edition of Art Collector magazine just arrived at home, so I look forward to reading it.

What you are watching?

I have been rewatching and introducing my husband to The Wire, one of the best TV series of all time. We also watched the utterly insane Tiger Kin‘ on Netflix and loved by Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite. After succumbing to their online adverts, I signed up to Masterclass and have been watching parts of various different classes.

What you are listening to?

Used to be by Wellington band Womb is my favourite new song. Other than that we have been sticking to our favourites: The National, Bon Iver, Aldous Harding and Sharon van Etten.

I listen to Audio books and podcasts while walking, recent additions are David Sedaris’ Calypso, Miranda July’s various books and The Testaments by Margaret Atwood.

Podcasts — This American Life and The Moth.

What else are you doing?

I have become one of the many trying and failing to make a perfect sourdough loaf.

Image: Jhana Millers in bed in Wellington, NZ. “The two gold works in above me are 24ct gold on ply – part of a collaborative artwork I made (when I was still making artwork) called Display (2013/2014) with German artist Suska Mackert,” she says.


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