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​Exploring Aotearoa’s cultural identity

News 19 Jul 2017

Exploring New Zealand’s constantly changing cultural identity, The Asia Pacific Century: Part Two is an exhibition not to be missed.

The exhibition, curated by Emma Ng and Ioana Gordon-Smith, opens on July 29 and running until October 1 at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery in Titirangi, and it is the latest instalment of an ongoing project exploring the topic of changing culture in NZ.

Phase one of the project took place at Wellington’s Enjoy Public Art Gallery in mid-2016.

With Aotearoa’s Maori, Asian, and Pacific populations projected to grow to make up over 50% of the total population in the next 20 years, The Asia-Pacific Century responds to this shift.

Led by its co-curators together with a team of long-term participants, made up of artists, writers and academics, it is delivered through the form of recurring exhibitions.

This project explores possible reconfigurations of our national identity, as growing demographic diversity prompts renewed visions of what multiculturalism might look like in relation to our unique bicultural foundations.

The exhibition, hosted by Te Uru, creates a space to share research in the form of artworks, writing, reading groups, workshops, and public talks, including a close reading with author Max Harris of his book The New Zealand Project on August 7 at 11am.

The Asia Pacific Century: Part Two

Where: Te Uru - 420 Titirangi Road, Titirangi

When: July 29 until October 1, 2017 (10am until 4.30pm daily)

Visit Te Uru for more information.