Sunday, 2 October 2011

Maori art in Paris

Two exhibitions devoted to Maori art open this week in Paris:

George Nuku & Rosanna Raymond: Face to Face
17 Rue des Beaux-Arts Paris 75006

The contemporary Maori art of George Nuku & Rosanna Raymond face to face with a selection of early Maori art

Opens October 4 from 18h to 21h in the presence of the artists

(NB: exhibition closes October 26)

For more information about the artists and the work, click here.

Māori: their treasures have a soul
Musée du Quai Branly
37, quai Branly Paris 75007

The exhibition presents a great range of artwork, including sculpture, adornment, daily and sacred objects, architectural elements, photographs, audiovisual documents, and so on. It highlights the links between taonga (ancestral Māori treasures) and contemporary art, shedding light on important issues and debates for Māori today.

The exhibition presents Māori culture as seen by Māori, free from Western views and biases. The heart of the exhibition features art that addresses the political, spiritual, and aesthetic developments that have shaped Māori culture.

The exhibition includes the remarkable Michael Parekowhai works that formed the NZ Pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale.

From October 4 to January 22

For more information about the exhibition, click here

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