Opening event Monday February 12 from 6pm
TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre, Auckland
‘Ata’ in te reo Māori references artistic concerns such as reflection, form, light and shadow, but also refers to the act of deliberation. Bob Jahnke’s ‘Ata’ explores Māori creation narratives and prophetic imagery through light and reflection.
Bob Jahnke’s work champions modern Māori art and uses it to highlight important cultural issues. His works focus on peoples differing perceptions of reality according to historical facts and circumstance. Jahnke’s works are defined through their questioning and challenging of the established Eurocentric narration of New Zealand’s history; he promotes and champions the Māori experience within his considered contemporary metaphor.
A travelling exhibition presented and toured by Pātaka.
TSB Wallace Arts Centre
Date(s) - 12/02/2018 - 08/04/2018