Peter Sellars (Professor of World Arts & Culture at UCLA) blew my mind last week! Speaking in the panel discussion responding to Isaac Julien’s work True North in the Auckland Triennial, Peter opened up a new world of thinking, seeing, responding… to some very turbulent responses from the floor. Speaking further at the MAU performance and closing of Celebrate Pasifika, this fella is tooooo cool. Vinaka Peter… too much 🙂
Some other interesting Auckland Triennial events are:
SATURDAY 14 APRIL, 1pm
Richard Moyle, Head of Pacific Studies, The University of Auckland discusses aspects of Tongan music.
The Gus Fisher Gallery – Gallery 2
SUNDAY 22 APRIL, 3pm
Jon Bywater – Art and Politics
In art as in life, being political can be impolite and impolitic. Political art is often accused of failing to be art at all. Writer and University of Auckland lecturer Jon Bywater offers a fresh introduction to perennial problems, discussing contemporary art works as a way into the big questions about art and politics and when and how they mix.
Auckland Art Gallery – Main Gallery Auditorium – Free