Within Auckland’s urban Pacific vernacular exist a sub-genre of terms that relate specifically to queer Pacific minorities. This language is wrapped up in complex Identity politics and seamlessly weaves a Poly-centric cultural syntax with a colloquial hybrid of western queer terminology.
G.G means ‘Gay Guy’ and is used to describe male / masculine identified Gay Pacific males. The theme for G.G looks at the concept of counter narrative and ask artist to explore their identity beyond the confines of western language and interpret queer indiginiety in the twenty first century. G.G applies a Pacific lens on modern masculinity and its various interpretive incarnations with culturally profound results.
Artists include: Mahia Jermaine Dean, Sione Monu, Jonathan Selu, Sam Ioane Samau, Darren Tainue, Pati Solomona Tyrell
Curated by Tanu Gago
Please visits the exhibition website.
12 February – 19 March 2016
Opening Thursday 11 february, 6pm
Urban Threads 2.0, Saturday 27 February, 6pm – 8pm
Sam Ioane Samau presents a new look at urban fashion with a Pacific flavour from the streets of South AUX.
Performance Showcase, 12 March, 6pm
Performance artists from G.G. Talk that talk activate Fresh Gallery Ōtara with a performance showcase of Pacific movement, sound and visuals.
G.G. Talk that talk artists panel discussion, Saturday 5 March, 12pm
Artists discuss their work and the exhibition
Image Title: Matua 2015
Artist: Pati Solomona Tyrell
Medium: Digital Photography
Please note: The image is not to be copied without permission from the artist all rights and intelluctual property belong to Pati Solomona Tyrell.< BACK TO LISTINGS