07 Aug 2017

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Tai Ahiahi  Tai Awatea Curating Contemporary Maori Art

  • 8–9 September 2017
  • City Gallery Wellington
  • $150 | $80 concession

This symposium will consider how exhibitions of contemporary Māori art have been curated and how they might be curated in the future. Ranging from marae-centred projects to the Venice Biennale, it will address early and ongoing self-organisation by artists’ collectives and agencies as well as the work of specialist Māori-art curators. Through two dimensions—Tai Ahiahi (reflections) and Tai Awatea (foreseeable directions)—it will explore philosophies and politics, pathways and pragmatics, expectations and responsibilities, ambitions and limitations.

Speakers include Mario A Caro (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Brett Graham, George Hubbard, Robert Jahnke, Ngahiraka Mason, Darcy Nicholas, Piri Sciascia, Huhana Smith, Taarati Taiaroa, Awhina Tamarapa and Tim Walker. 

See programme at citygallery.org.nz/events

Enquiries: rebeccaw@experiencewellington.org.nz

Tai Ahiahi///Tai Awatea has been organised by Peter Brunt, Chris Bryant, Robert Leonard, Conal McCarthy, Garry Nicholas, Megan Tamati-Quennell and Anna-Marie White, as a joint project by Toi Māori, City Gallery Wellington, and Victoria University of Wellington, supported by Creative New Zealand and Te Māori Manaaki Taonga Trust.