Mana Takatapui: Taera Tane

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Mana Takatapui: Taera Tane
Curated by: Rueben Friend

Civic square, 131 Wakefield st,
New Zealand
January 28th, 2011 - April 10th, 2011
Opening: January 28th, 2011 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

New Zealand
photography, digital, installation, performance, sculpture


Mana Takatāpui: Taera Tāne is a visual art exhibition exploring Pacific perspectives on gay culture and male sexuality in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand society.

Takatāpui is a customary Māori word describing a loving and intimate relationship between two people of the same sex. In more recent times the term has been adopted as a term for gay, lesbian and transgender culture in the Pacific. Taera Tane refers to male ‘sexual desire’ or ‘style’.

Mana Takatāpui: Taera Tāne presents the voices of five artists of Samoan and Māori descent; Fear Brampton, Tanu Gago, Richard Kereopa, Dan Taulapapa McMullin and Hoteera Riri. Unlocking stereotypes and exploring double standards, each artist looks at the interplay between culture and sexuality.

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