5 December 2020 — 9 May 2021
Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art showcases the dynamic, ever-changing expression that is Māori art. Distinct from the other art movements of Aotearoa New Zealand, contemporary Māori art occupies an unrivalled position in engaging with cultural histories and the role of Māori knowledge, and continues to invigorate discussions about identity and place.
Spanning 70 years with work by more than 100 artists, the exhibition presents contemporary Māori art as standing tall – toi tū – and healthy – toi ora – while reinforcing the wisdom and ideas that empower Māori and Indigenous ways of knowing.
Ko Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art tiro whānui nei i te puakitanga tīremiremi o te toi Māori o nāianei. Kei te rerekē te toi Māori o nāianei ki ērā atu momo toi o Aotearoa nā te mea nōna te mana motuhake ki te paheko ki ngā hītori ahurea me te tūranga o te mātauranga Māori, nā reira e whakahihiko i ngā kōrero mō te tuakiri, mō te wāhi.
Kei te tāwhanawhana a Toi Tū Toi Ora i ngā tau 70, i ngā ringa toi 100; ko tāna he whakaatu i te kōingo, he whakatakoto i te wero, ki te whakatutuki i te wawata kia tū pakari te toi Māori – toi tū – kia tū ora hoki, kia tū tonu te mōhiotanga me te whakaaro e whāngai ai i te Māori me te mātauranga Taketake.
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Fiona Pardington Davis Kea Wings, 2015.
Courtesy of the Artist and Starkwhite, Auckland.
The largest ever exhibition staged by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and free to the public, Toi Tū Toi Ora offers insights into the development of contemporary Māori art informed by a Māori worldview.