Pasifika

Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, ACT: 28 February – 22 March 1998
Sydney: 23 July – 8 August 1998

Curator: Melissa Chiu
Artists: Jacqueline Fraser, Ani O’Neill, Kelly Thompson and Yuk King Tan

Pasifika brings together the work of four artists who currently live and work in New Zealand. Yet Pasifika is not simply an exhibition of ‘New Zealand’ art. This exhibition explores the way in which four artists, from diverse cultural backgrounds, draw upon cultural practices using the formal idioms of international contemporary art. The work of the artists included in the exhibition can thus be located within a specific cultural context (New Zealand), but it cannot be reduced to or entirely explained by it.