Emily Karaka: Kanohi ki te kanohi, face to face

2–3.15pm
Emily Karaka: Kanohi ki te kanohi, face to face
Emily Karaka: Kanohi ki te kanohi, face to face
Emily Karaka: Kanohi ki te kanohi, face to face
Emily Karaka: Kanohi ki te kanohi, face to face

Event Details

Join us on Waitangi Day for a conversation with acclaimed artist, Emily Karaka, in the presence of her powerful, exuberantly-coloured paintings currently on display as part of Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art.

Throughout her career, Emily Karaka has addressed issues surrounding Te Tiriti o Waitangi, mana whenua (land and cultural claims) and kaitiakitanga (environment and guardianship).

At this event, Emily Karaka will give insights to how these issues are addressed in her works in the Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art exhibition.  

 

E ai ki ētahi, he ringa peita kaupapa tōrangapū ahau. Tēnā, ko ngā tōrangapū he momo tauoranga, he kaupapa mō te tangata: mō te wheako o te tangata.

People see me as a political painter. Well politics is life, it is a comment on people: the experience of people.

– Emily Karaka

 

Artwork credit: 

Emily KarakaTe Uri O Te Ao (detail), 1995, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with the assistance of Reader's Digest New Zealand Limited, 1997.
Emily KarakaCULTURAL ID; Marae, Maunga, Motu, 2020, commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2020, supported by the Auckland Contemporary Art Trust.
Emily KarakaComing through, 1983, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983.

 

Date

2–3.15pm

Location
North Atrium
Cost
FREE

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Te Uri O Te Ao
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Emily Karaka

On display

Production date
1995
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
3005 x 1898 x 35 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with the assistance of Reader's Digest New Zealand Limited, 1997
Accession no
1997/9.1-2
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