A Fresh look: Home AKL

By Anthony Byrt In Art

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28th July, 2012
Auckland has the largest Polynesian population in the world, so it’s amazing that Auckland Art Gallery (AAG) has, until now, never generated a substantial exhibition of contemporary Pacific art. Home AKL – a major show about Pasifika artists living here – is a better-late-than-never acknowledgement of this oversight. It’s also a show that had to happen now: over the past few years, South Auckland has become a signifi cant force within New Zealand art; not just a feeder community but a confi dent scene in its own right. There has also been a shift in outlook – where so much ...

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