20 APRIL - 30 JUNE 2013
The seventh Suter Biennale, Kaihono Ahua / Vision Mixer is an experimental bicultural exhibition of contemporary New Zealand art.
At its simplest level, Kaihono Ahua / Vision Mixer involves two exhibitions that compare the work of Māori and Pākehā artists. Kaihono Ahua describes the persistence of modernism in the work of contemporary Māori artists. Vision Mixer identifies primitivist themes in the work of contemporary Pākehā art.
Each trend will be presented as a separate exhibition but held in adjacent galleries simultaneously. This exhibition design reflects the principles of biculturalism but ‘remixes’ the historical attribution of Māori as primitive and Pākehā as modern in an attempt to rethink contemporary New Zealand art.
Saturday 15 June 2 pm
Kaihono Ahua artists: Robert Jahnke, Israel Birch, Ngatai Taepa, Rangituhia Hollis
Supported by Creative New Zealand