The discussion and proposal of texts will be centered on the aim of collectively contributing to the development of a critical reader for contemporary Māori art. What has been said? What needs to be said? Let’s find ways into texts, histories, issues – and out of them together. What have been and are key texts for contemporary Māori arts practice in Te Waipounamu?
We invite anyone interested in contemporary Māori art to participate by either bringing along a text that is significant to them, providing a reflection, sitting in or engaging in conversation. The workshop will be divided into six sessions over the three days, one day taking place and being specific to each location. Each session will take shape as either a reading group, seminar or conversational research forum to allow for conversation between participants to develop over the duration of the workshop.