City Gallery City Gallery Wellington

Past exhibition

Urban Kainga

16 January–28 March 2010

CURATOR Reuben Friend ARTISTS Reweti Arapere, Terry Koloamatangi Klavenes, Nick McFarlane, Siliga David Setoga

Urban Kainga showcases four young male artists from the South Pacific who explore the effects of urbanisation on Māori and Pacific identities. Reweti Arapere blends te ao Māori with street-art and hip-hop culture. Nick McFarlane considers urban gangs in relation to traditional tribal structures. Siliga David Setoga explores the influence of mass marketing on Pacific Island communities. Terry Koloamatangi Klavenes addresses the uncertainties Pacific Island immigrants experience.