4 Jun 2017

Pacific Bodies

From Standing Room Only, 12:40 pm on 4 June 2017

Right now the Auckland Art Gallery is promising an encounter with "the human form in all its complexity".

The Body Laid Bare is a major exhibition of nude masterpieces from the collection of the Tate Gallery in London. It's on in Auckland until the middle of next month and is a stupendous collection. But all complexities? No.

So the gallery and the British Council have commissioned five Pasifika artists to create video responses to the collection. The first video, by artist Rosanna Raymond, is online and has already been viewed more than 30,000 times. Justin Gregory asks Rosanna, who is in New York on a Fellowship, if she was expecting such a big reaction.

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