Press about Helen and Projects

'Jesse Mulligan Dines Across New York City.' Viva Magazine, November 7, 2022.

'Connecting and Curating: Helen Klisser During.' Channel Magazine, June 3, 2022.

'Helen Klisser During: My story as told to Elisabeth Easther.' New Zealand Herald, April 26, 2022.

Rubin Nathan, Nadine. 'The Frame: What is an art advisor?', March 26, 2022.

"Iceberg Art Illuminates UN Ahead of Climate Action Summit." Joseph Michael Interview, CNN International, September 30, 2019.

Voices for the Future: Climate Activism Lights Up the UN in Pictures. The Guardian, September 20, 2019.

Video - "Voices for the Future" an immersive art installation by New Zealand-based artist Joseph Michael and co-produced by Helen Klisser During, lit up the United Nations General Assembly and Secretariat buildings in NYC ahead of the UN’s Climate Action Summit and global school strikes, with an artwork unveiled to the public on Friday, September 20, 2019.

Dumas, Timothy. "The Art of Conversation: How Two Women Are Using Art to Encourage Civilized Discussion about Gun Safety." Westport Magazine, cover, p 82-91. November/December 2018.

"Reframing How We Talk About Guns,", Nov 1, 2018.

"Playhouse Talk on 'Art and Gun Violence,'", October 29, 2018

Dumas, Tim. "The Art of Conversation: How Two Women Are Using Art to Encourage Civilized Discussion about Gun Safety." Greenwich Magazine, p.107-115. October 2018

"Helen Klisser During Unloads on Gun Violence.", August 1, 2018

Marks, Karen. "Deconstructing Guns, Reconstructing Art." The Arts Paper, July 13, 2018

Wanna, Carly. "Guns Turned Into Art." New Haven Independent, July 13, 2018

"Gun Buyback Aims to Make Connecticut a Safer Place to Live." Advancing Kids, December 19, 2017

"Chief Koskinas: Talk Needed on Pistol Permits and Mental Health Issues." Westport Now, December 11, 2017

"Art Triggers Conversation About Guns." Westport Now, November 27, 2017.

"'Up in Arms' Exhibit at Samuel Owens Gallery Stimulates Conversation on Guns." Greenwich Free Press, March 9, 2018

Amarante, Joe. "#UNLOAD: Guns in the Hands of Artists Opening at Fairfield University Art Museum." New Haven Register, May 27, 2018

Cascone, Sarah. "Editor's Picks: 12 Things Not to Miss in New York's Art World This Week." ArtNet News, May 28, 2018

Boros, Phyllis A.S. "Provocative #UNLOAD: Guns in the Hands of Artists to Open at Fairfield University Art Museum

"Gun Debate Exhibit Opens at Fairfield University Art Museum" News 12 Connecticut, June 1, 2018

Lang, Joel. "Art Exhibit Gives Decommissioned Street Guns to Artists to Express Their Views on Violence." Connecticut Post, June 5, 2018

Papp, Justin. "Fighting Fire with Fire: Fairfield University Exhibition Uses Decommissioned Guns to Explore Gun Violence." Fairfield Citizen, May 31, 2018

Dunne, Susan. "Artists #UNLOAD In Gun Exhibit at Fairfield University." Hartford Courant, June 26, 2018

Nields, Annie. "Shock and Art: #UNLOAD Exhibit Takes on America's Gun Violence Epidemic." WSHU Public Radio, June 28, 2018

Colasurdo, Christy. "Insider's Guide: Arts and Culture." Westport Magazine, January/February 2013

Helle, Nancy. "The Art of Exploration: A Rewarding Journey at the Westport Arts Center." VENU Magazine, 2012

McCall, Claire, "Toast of the Town," Simply You Living. Summer 2011/2012

"Artist Christo Returns to Westport" WestportNow, June 7, 2011.

Karen Kovacs Dydzuhn, "Massive Art Master Christo Coming to Westport," Westport News, June 23, 2011

Scott Gargan, "Work by Christo and Jeanne Claude on Display in Westport," Connecticut Post, June 27, 2011

Lauterborn, Mike. "Christo in Westport: Creativity on a Grand Scale," Westport News, July 12, 2011.

Hall, Mitchell. "Bread and Roses." Idealog, December 9, 2010

"Helen During Resigns as Silvermine Gallery Director." Westport News, 2007

Lombardi, D. Dominick. "Roz Chast: Theories of Everything and Much, Much More.", April 16, 2007

Streitfeld, L.P. "Silvermine Reinterprets Visionary Architect Louis Kahn." The Advocate & Greenwich Time, July 3, 2005

Genocchio, Benjamin. "Telling Tales of History, Myth, Fantasy (and Real Life, Too)." The New York Times, April 10, 2005

Streitfeld, L.P. "Restoring the Character Balance at Silvermine." Stamford Advocate, April 3, 2005

Solomon, Alisa. "Art Makes a Difference." The Nation, October 21, 2004

Eliasoph, Philip. "Silvermine Strikes Gold." Westport Magazine, March 2004

Streitfeld, L.P. "Innovative Tradition at Silvermine." The Advocate & Greenwich Time, January 25, 2004

"Biting the Big Apple: Two New Zealand Women Making a Big Splash in Gotham." Next Magazine September 2003

Streitfeld, L.P. "Extended Images of Self at Silvermine." The Advocate & Greenwich Time, July 13, 2003

Zimmer, William. "Tribute to a Local Printmaker and, Yes, to His Paintings Too." The New York Times, November 3, 2002

Streitfeld, L.P. "The Poetic Genius of Gabor Peterdi." The Advocate & Greenwich Time, November 3, 2002

Streitfeld, L.P. "Rising Stars Meet 20th Century Masters at Silvermine." The Advocate & Greenwich Time, April 7, 2002

Zimmer, William. "Dedicated to Fueling a Passion for the Arts." The New York Times, May 6, 2001

Streitfeld, L.P. "Invigorating New Blood at Silvermine." The Advocate and Greenwich Time,

Lombardi, D. Dominick. "Southern Atmosphere." NYARTS magazine

Lombardi, D. Dominick. "Waxworks." NYARTS magazine

McLean, Terry. The Best of McLean. Hodder & Stoughton, 1984. “They Do Come Back” essay on page 150 as reprinted from the New Zealand Herald, September 8, 1979


"The History-Rich Gesamtkunstwerk: Second Museum of the Hall Art Foundation." Larry's List, 2018

"Gesamtkunstwerk Schloss Derneburg." Magazin, Summer 2018

Wallis, Stephen. "Step Inside the Hall Art Foundation's New Home." Architectural Digest, October 2017

Bond, Jordan. "Exclusive: Kiwi Captures Dramatic Aftermath of New York Crash." New Zealand Herald, May 19, 2017

"New Yorker Kunststiftung präsentiert Kunst im niedersächsischen Schloss Derneburg," Monopol Magazin, May 7, 2017

Klisser During, Helen. "Summer Ski Touring: A New Zealand Adventure That Takes You Far Off The Beaten Path." Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, July/August 2016

Watkins, Tracy. "National Portrait: Helen Clark Gunning for Top UN Job.", April 9, 2016

McQuillan, Laura. "Helen Clark Makes Pitch for Secretary General Job in Speech to United Nations.", April 15, 2016

Gaylene Preston Productions. "My Year with Helen" still photographer for New Zealand documentary film.

Helen Klisser During has been a regular contributor to since 2010

Cag, Derin. "Powerful Women Secrets: Helen Clark (interview).", May 2016

"From the Studio of Gary Komarin." Connecticut Cottages & Gardens photo, March 2016

Connecticut Cottages & Gardens cover photo, November 2014

Loynd, Ann. "Vantage Point: From their CT Studios, Five Groundbreaking Artists See Their Works Come to Life." Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, November 2014

Klisser During, Helen. "Down at the Farm: An Art Advisor and Curator...Gives CTC&G an Exclusive Tour of One of the World's Most Astounding Sculpture Parks." Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, September 2007

Art New Zealand cover photo, spring 1998

Klisser During, Helen. "Venice Biennale: The Irresistible Lure of the World's Premier Art Exhibit." Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, September 2013

Klisser During, Helen. "Venice Biennale Image Gallery." Connecticut Cottages & Gardens (online), September 2013

Jahmane. "Takin' it to the Streets: Galleries and collectors are recognizing that street art has evolved far beyond the writing on the wall." Connecticut Cottages & Gardens, September 2013