Toi Wahine Pop-Up Art Exhibit
For two days on 11-12 April 2016, the Toi Wāhine Collective will transform Ora Gallery New York with a pop-up exhibit and performance events.
Toi Wāhine is a collective of Māori women artists from Aotearoa New Zealand. Their work includes original paperworks, open and limited edition prints, contemporary taonga (design objects), jewelry and a film installation, all made in Aotearoa, on show and available to buy for the first time in New York.
Ta Moko (tattoo) and visual artist Taryn Beri is in New York to represent the collective and as kaitiaki (steward) of a capsule collection of work, representing the incredibly vibrant world of contemporary Māori women’s art in Aotearoa.
Special guest friends of the Toi Wāhine Collective will also be performing in the gallery space on both evenings, starting at 7pm. Amongst others, Grammy award winning Jerome Kavanagh will perform, playing Māori taonga puoro (musical instruments). Jerome, like Toi Wāhine, is part of a broad movement bringing Māori music, art and culture to the world.
The Toi Wāhine pop-up and performances will share the space with the current exhibition at Ora Gallery New York, Anthropocene Vision sparking a dialogue between the whakaaro (concepts) of these photographic visions by Aotearoa New Zealand-born artists and the Toi Wāhine collection.
Toi Wahine Collective pop-up exhibit and performances
11—12 April 2016
11am—9pm. Performances start at 7pm.
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