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Wishing Well // Ma'u Pe Kai
 

Wishing Well // Ma'u Pe Kai (Paperback)

Edited by Gennard, Simon
Text by Taulangau, Matavai
Text by Chan, Wai Ching
Text by Ashton, Arapeta
Text by Kaho, Simone

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Wishing Well // Ma'u Pe Kai is published alongside solo exhibitions by Wai Ching Chan and Matavai Taulangau held at Enjoy in August 2019. These were the first exhibitions at Enjoy's new galleries at 211 Left Bank, and the first time in our institutional history that we've been ab...le to programme two solo exhibitions concurrently. Accordingly, the publication unfolds as two sets of responses; developed separately, but anchored, like both Chan's and Taulangau's projects, in questions surrounding migration, labour, cultural identity and its continuity. Part of an ongoing research project, Wishing Well was developed by Wai Ching Chan following two knotting workshops held at Enjoy in May 2019, during which the artist led participants in learning three traditional Chinese knots . These events were an invitation to make conversation, to consider the symbolism of these knots and to engage in broad dialogue with others on the relationship between tauiwi and tangata whenua in Aotearoa New Zealand. Chan's section of the publication includes new texts by Arapeta Ashton, Hemi Kelly and Kirsten Wong, alongside documentation of Chan's workshops and Wishing Well. Describing his practice as part of an ongoing effort to reestablish his connection with [his] culture, Matavai Talangau's exhibition Ma'u Pe Kai documents three kumala harvests: one by the Tongan community in Okaihau in Northland, one by the artist's mother in nearby Kaikohe, and one by the artist in Tamaki Makaurau. Taulangau's section includes new writing from Simone Kaho and John Vea, an extended conversation between Taulangau and filmmaker Vea Mafile'o, alongside documentation of the exhibition.
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ISBN 9780473494353
Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780473494353
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Publisher unlisted
Imprint Enjoy Contemporary Art Space
Published 1 Oct 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Gennard, Simon
Text by Taulangau, Matavai
Text by Chan, Wai Ching
Text by Ashton, Arapeta
Text by Kaho, Simone
Category The Arts: General Issues
Exhibition Catalogues And Specific Collections
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Pasifika
Tonga
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 90
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade

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