“We are not threatened any more.
We have done all our defiance years ago,
and we are now living beautifully as Pacific people.”
Our colleagues across the ditch at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki together with British Council New Zealand invited local artists of Pacific heritage to offer a counter-narrative to the themes of their current exhibition The Body Laid Bare: Masterpieces from Tate.
The result is Pacific Bodies, a series of five videos they are sharing online over the course of the exhibition.
The first episode features an innovator of the contemporary art scene – Rosanna Raymond.
Episode two features sculptor and performance artist Ioane Ioane.
Episode three features artist-curator Ema Tavola and video installation artist Leilani Kake.
We’ll update this post with videos 4 – 5 as they become available.
Pacific Bodies is a collaboration between Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and British Council.