Kermadec review

By Anthony Byrt In Art

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17th November, 2011
For a long time, New Zealand’s artists and writers have predominantly engaged with the Pacific through stories of migration, shared myths and colonialism and its after-effects. But as the Asia-Pacific region keeps being smacked around by natural disasters, and some of its islands face the prospect of disappearing back into the sea, it also seems urgent that our creative practitioners begin to reflect on the “nature” of our relationship with this place and on the precarious geological realities of our Pacific existence. The ­exhibition Kermadec, which opens at Tauranga Art Gallery ...

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