Dead Pigs Don’t Grow On Trees is a living exhibition exploring Polynesian art and the body by artist Rosanna Raymond exhibiting a mix of fabrications, installation and acti.VA.tions.
Raymond works with people, spaces and things in her practice to activate a dynamic relationship between them, to realise and reshape the ta-va duality. This is a choreographic process that extends beyond the frames of art, into both domestic routines and ritual protocols. It includes self-adornment and group enactments, activating space and collapsing time using the body and the genealogical matter, producing art, which communicates social relations, works of VArt.
The exhibition will develop through a series of workshops, focusing on words and the body to adorn the exhibition, initiating a space for local artists, writers and dancers to come together to explore themes embedded in the exhibition. The participant’s work developed during this process will be curated in to the show cumulating in a grand closing which will showcase the new works.
Exhibition: 13 November – 19 December
Performance art – Thursday 20 November
Open studio – Friday 21 November
Open studio – Saturday 22 November
Mangere Arts Centre
Corner of Orly and Bader Drive
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