Tūruki Tūruki! Paneke Paneke!
E whakamahara ana, e whakanui ana te whakaaturanga nei i tētahi wā hira māngina o roto i ngā rau tau. Ko te wā e kōrerohia nei i puta i te tau 1958 i te tūnga o te whakaaturanga toi Māori o te ao hou tuatahi, i te ara o Princes, i ngā rūma Mātauranga Pakeke o Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki-makau-rau.
Ko tā Tūruki Tūruki! Paneke Paneke! Te huringa o te ao toi Māori ki te Ao Hou, he mahara ake ki a Ralph Hotere, rātou ko Katerina Mataira, ko Muru Walters, ko Arnold Manaaki Wilson me Selwyn Wilson, ngā ringa toi kāore anō kia rongonui i taua wā. Ko tā ngā mahi toi o te whakaaturanga he tohu i te anga kē me te titiro whakamua o te ao toi, i huri ai ō tātou whakaaro ki te toi Māori, otiia i uia ai te pātai ki a tātou anō; He aha tēnei mea te toi Māori?
Ko te kaha o tēnā, me tēnā ringa toi ki te para i tētahi huarahi toi hou me te tū o ngā waewae he ao kē, he ao kē, e whakamihia ana i te whakaaturanga. I ēnei rā, kua noho ngā mahi a te pouako, a te ringa toi, a te kaituhi, a te ringa haratau, o rātou tūranga o mua, hei whakahihiko, hei whakaohooho i te reanga ringa toi hou e whai ana kia mārama rātou ki te huringa nei.
Ko tā te paetara whakapapa whakahoahoa i te whakaaturanga he whakanui i te konanutanga o te Māori me te Pākehā mā te toi, mā ngā āhuatanga tuku iho, me ngā whakahoahoatanga i tuia e te toi. Kua puta i ngā ringa toi nei he māramatanga hou mō te toi, kua whakahou hoki i te tuakiri ataata o Aotearoa. He pōhiri tēnei kia tāia mai e koe tāu tākoha ki ngā ringa toi nei hei whakanui i te hōhonutanga o tā rātou koha ki te ao toi ataata. Tūruki Tūruki! Paneke Paneke!
|Tūruki Tūruki! Paneke Paneke! When Māori art became contemporary|
This exhibition commemorates and celebrates a turning-point in New Zealand's art history. The defining moment occurred in 1958 and was the first contemporary Māori art exhibition staged at the Princes Street Adult Education rooms, University of Auckland.
Tūruki Tūruki! Paneke Paneke! When Māori art became contemporary reflects on the then unknown talent of Ralph Hotere, Katerina Mataira, Muru Walters, Arnold Manaaki Wilson and Selwyn Wilson. The artworks in this exhibition represent the revolutionary and visionary art that has come to change the way we think about Māori art, indeed, to ask ourselves: What is Māori art?
The roles that the artists have each played as pioneering art educators located in two worlds is also recognised in the exhibition. Today, their formative work as teachers, artists, writers and craftspeople are a source of inspiration to a generation of new artists looking to understand this contemporary turning-point.
The whakapapa wall of friendship in the exhibition space, honours the intermingling of Māori with Pākehā, through art, tradition and the creative patterning of friendships. The artists have brought forth new understandings of art and re-imaged our visual identity in New Zealand. We invite you to contribute your connection to the artists in recognition of the depth of their contributions to visual culture. Tūruki Tūruki! Paneke Paneke!
- Curated by
- Ngahiraka Mason
- New Gallery
- $5 - $7
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