Opening event Thursday September 20, from 5.30pm
Toi Pōneke Gallery, Wellington
Artists: Taupuruariki Brightwell, Leala Faleseuga, Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho, Rex Paget, Janice aka Hy-bee Ikiua Pasi-Taito.
The Future is Death, curated by Leilani Sio aka Panda, asks what place migrant people have in a colonised land. Emerging Pasifika artists reimagine a new existence for their people.
The artists in this Tautai exhibition use digital and mixed media, soundscape/spoken word, zines, photography and sculpture to expose how colonisation has blurred the ancestral connections of Tangata Whenua and Tangata O Le Moana. The Future is Death explores how to break free of the past and create a future free of the limits of somebody else’s imagination and structures.
Saturday 29 September 1 – 4pm, Raw Fish Live panel discussion, The Bungas Have Landed!
Saturday 6 October 1pm, Artist/curator’s talk: Taupuruariki Brightwell and Leilani A Sio Hiro’s Progeny
Image: Leala Faleseuga
Toi Pōneke Gallery
Date(s) - 21/09/2018 - 13/10/2018