In the first of the series, this site specific exhibition acknowledges the head, the hair and the selfie. In Fiji, like many parts of Oceania, the head is the most sacred part of the body; in the words of Stanley Kirk Burrell, U Can’t Touch This. Situated in and around the barber shop floor, four Pacific artists have created new work about the head (literally), and the most important and sacred parts of life. In references to family portraiture and the celebratory lei (garland), there are acknowledgements of nature and culture, life and death, loved ones and idols.
Curated by Ema Tavola. Includes Talafungani Finau, Sione Monu, Siliga David Setoga, Daisy Tavilione
16 July – 1 August, Opens 6pm, Thursday 16 July
Big Willie Legacy Barber & Tattoo Studio, 159 Mt Eden Road, Auckland< BACK TO LISTINGS