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  • Date: 10 May 2017
  • Time: Wednesday, 6pm
  • Cost: Free

Architect Rana Haddad and artist and designer Pascal Hachem, both based in Beirut, talk about working in cities during a time of war, where architecture often becomes a temporary intervention in contested territory.

Haddad and Hachem say: 'We are the product of the war ... We choose to look at Beirut as it stands today: a city riddled with danger, yet ripe with potential. Learning to embrace whatsoever experience that comes to us.'

Haddad and Hachem are in Wellington on a residency hosted by public-art programme Letting Space. 

About the speakers
Rana Haddad, Assistant Professor at the American University of Beirut, is an established architect. Pascal Hachem is an artist and designer. Their work responds to their everyday life experience and shifting conditions, culminating in temporary installations. Highly politicised, it takes on bold issues through provocative installations, objects and performances. After 20 years of experience within public institutions, they have been working in found public spaces in Turkey, Lebanon and Italy.

This talk is presented in partnership with Letting Space and supported by the New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington Branch.

  • Date: 8 July 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 4.30pm | At Ngā Taonga, corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets

Introduced by Val Irwin, the film's male lead.

To Love a Maori
1972, Dir. Ramai and Rudall Hayward, 1hr 43min, PG
To Love a Maori tells the story of Tama and Riki, two young men who leave their rural marae for Auckland and the racial discrimination they face there. Intended as a dramatic documentary highlighting the problems and successes of Māori urban migration, the film portrays many of the social problems of the times. The film centres on the love story between Tama and Penny, a privileged Pākehā, and their struggle against intolerance.

Screenings take place at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets.

Part of a film programme exploring New Zealand race relations in the 1960s and 1970s. A joint project with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide.

  • Date: 1 July 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 4.30pm | At Ngā Taonga, corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets
  • Cost: Free

Introduced by film historian Lawrence McDonald.

The Governor: Episode 6, To the Death
1977, Dir. Tony Isaac, 1hr 15min
The final episode of the epic TV docudrama on the life of George Grey, New Zealand’s early Governor, which featured laudanum, lechery and land confiscation. It cost a million dollars to make and, unusual for the time, featued Māori dialogue—often without subtitles. Auckland Star reviewer Barry Shaw trumpeted: ‘If Pākehā now have a better understanding of the Māori point of view ... it stems from The Governor.’

Screening takes place at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets. 

Part of a film programme exploring New Zealand race relations in the 1960s and 1970s. A joint project with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, in association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide

  • Date: 22 May 2017
  • Time: Monday, 6pm
  • Cost: $40 / $35 Concession, Friends and Litcrawlers

Chris Kraus is author of I Love Dick, Aliens and Anorexia, and the recently re-released Torpor. The New Yorker says this of her novels: 'Taken together, Kraus’s books summon “contradictory, multiple perspectives” … they approach a recurring consciousness from different angles, dip into the trajectory of a life at different moments.’ The moments, the emotion and the perspectives explored through and across her writing include allusion and reflection on a migrant life in Wellington, where she graduated from Victoria University and had an early career as a journalist at the Sunday Times and Evening Post before leaving for New York to become an artist.

Author and artist Chris Kraus returns to Wellington for a one-off, intimate conversation about her life and work. She talks with Claire Murdoch, Leader, Product and Audience at Radio New Zealand and previously Publisher at Te Papa Press.

Refreshments served.

Presented in partnership with Auckland Writers Festival and Pirate & Queen.

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  • Date: 18 July 2017
  • Time: Tuesday, 10:30am
  • Cost: Free

Join us for a mid-morning tour of Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide in a baby-friendly environment for engaging with art. Gallery Babes is best suited to babies aged 0–12 months. 

Bookings essential.

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  • Date: 14 June 2017
  • Time: Wednesday, 10:30am
  • Cost: Free

Join us for a mid-morning tour of Martino Gamper: 100 Chairs in 100 Days in a baby-friendly environment for engaging with art. 

Gallery Babes is best suited to babies aged 0–12 months.

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  • Date: 1 July 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 3.30pm
  • Cost: Free

Specific cultural politics sustained McCahon’s painted engagement with Māori subjects in the late 1960s and 1970s. Pākehā art historian Damian Skinner asks what these artworks say to (and about) Pākehā as Aotearoa moves into a post-Treaty-settlement moment, and the dynamics of the relationship between Māori and Pākehā are once again on the move.

In association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide

  • Date: 1 July 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 3pm
  • Cost: Free

McCahon’s relationship with writer John Caselberg was long lasting and important. Writer and curator Peter Simpson responds to On Going Out with the Tide, reflecting on Caselberg within the context of McCahon’s other sources such as Matire Kereama’s The Tail of the Fish and the poetry of James K Baxter.

  • Date: 24 June 2017
  • Time: Saturday, 3pm
  • Cost: Free

Composer and writer Robin Maconie considers McCahon's work in relation to music and orality. 

In association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide

  • Date: 16 May 2017
  • Time: Tuesday, 10:30am
  • Cost: Free

Join us for a mid-morning tour of Petra Cortright: RUNNING NEO-GEO GAMES UNDER MAME in a baby-friendly environment for engaging with art.
Gallery Babes is best suited to babies aged 0–12 months.

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