Tanu Gago (Artist), Vinesh Kumaran (Photographer)

Cody, Joel

Cody, Joel by Tanu Gago, Vinesh Kumaran

Artwork Detail

‘These pics are of Cody and Joel Wilson-Heti, two brothers from Mangere who have volunteered to be part of the project… This is my sister’s garage. What you see in terms of the space has been art directed and staged to reflect the urban spaces occupied predominantly by Pacific island males. The art direction has been informed by my own personal experiences as a younger Sāmoan male, growing up in a similar, familial space.

This photographic expression of contemporary Pacific masculinity… looks at themes of identity, masculinity, gender and sexuality. The work also addresses notions of cultural, communal and familial spaces.’

Tanu Gago

Cody, Joel
Tanu Gago, Vinesh Kumaran
Production date
digital inkjet print
627 x 876 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
Other ID
X2012/11/1 Old Accession Number
Copying restrictions apply
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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