Exhibitions

Dion Hutana, 1998

Body Politics, Maori Tattoo Today

On view February 23, 2008 to April 26, 2009

Located in the: Photography, Hilborn Gallery

This exhibition features moko, the Maori art of facial or body tattooing, and includes stunning images by Dutch-born photographer Hans Neleman. Maori moko are distinguished by their expressions of identity—personal, social and tribal. Dating back hundreds of years, the art form is undergoing a resurgence as New Zealand’s Maori reassert their cultural tradition. The exhibition of 30 large format images and several objects from the museum's own extensive collection of Maori carvings invite an exploration of aspects of Maori design, inspiration and contemporary culture.

Media Partners: The Phoenix and 101.7WFNX

Images

Dion Hutana, 1998

Dion Hutana, 1998

Tame Wairere Iti 1998

Tame Wairere Iti 1998

Photo by Hans Neleman © Hans Neleman/Tame Wairere Iti
New Zealand
Kimiora Ereatara Hohua 1998

Kimiora Ereatara Hohua 1998

Photo by Hans Neleman © Hans Neleman/Kimiora Ereatara Hohua
New Zealand
Parangi Hillman 1998

Parangi Hillman 1998

Photo by Hans Neleman © Hans Neleman/Parangi Hillman
New Zealand

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