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Indigenous Modernisms: Histories of the Contemporary


Thu 11 Dec 2014, 9:00am–5:30pm
Fri 12 Dec 2014, 9:00am–5:30pm

Where: Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $50.00
  • Concession: $40.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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A two-day symposium bringing together an international group of scholars, curators and artists to address the question of the relationship between the histories of Indigenous modernisms in New Zealand, Australia, North America, Africa and the Pacific, and the artistic conditions of our own era.


Ruth Phillips, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Bill Anthes, Pitzer College, Claremont University, USA
Peter Brunt, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Ian McLean, University of Woollongong, Australia
William Jackson Rushing III, University of Oklahoma, USA
Chika Okeke-Agulu, Princeton University, USA
Elizabeth Harney, University of Toronto, Canada
Sandra Klopper, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Anitra Nettleton, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Heather Igloliorte, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Nicholas Thomas, University of Cambridge University, UK
Anna-Marie White, Suter Gallery, Nelson, NZ
Ngahiraka Mason, Auckland Art Gallery, NZ
Nina Tonga, Te Papa, NZ
Norman Vorano, Queens University, Canada
Christina Barton, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Geoffrey Batchen, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ
Megan Tamati-Quennell, Te Papa, NZ
Paratene Matchitt, artist, NZ
Katharina Greven, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Shane Cotton, artist, NZ
Terry Smith, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Richard Bell, artist, Australia
Josh Milani, Milani Gallery, Australia
Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, Te Papa, NZ

Full symposium programme to come. Tickets can be purchased on Te Papa's website.

The symposium is a collaboration between the Art History Programme, Victoria University of Wellington, the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and the ‘Multiple Modernisms: 20th Century Modernisms in Global Perspective’ research project.

Image credit: Paratene Matchitt, Te Kooti Wahawaha, 1967. PVA on hardboard, tryptich. Collection of the artist. Photograph: Marty Dick.

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