Declaration: Setting the Agenda Symposium
The exhibition Declaration: A Pacific Feminist Agenda claims a feminist future for the Pacific. Bringing together preeminent Māori and Pacific artists, writers and thinkers in a day of individual talks and panel discussions, the free symposium Declaration: Setting the Agenda will powerfully amplify the kōrero reverberating throughout the exhibition. Embodying the exhibition’s declaration of the power of collective leadership, vision and radical hope, the symposium’s talanoa will proclaim a feminist agenda for the Pacific.
The launch of the exhibition book, Declaration: A Pacific Feminist Agenda, edited by exhibition curator Ane Tonga, will take place at the symposium. Gathering together some of the Pacific’s leading activists, scholars and critical thinkers in a dynamic kōrero about Pacific feminisms in the visual arts, shared histories, literature, cosmologies and everyday experiences, this publication is the first of its kind. Distinguished contributors include Phylesha Brown-Acton, Dr Emalani Case, Professor Selina Tusitala Marsh, Coco Solid, J C Sturm, Lisa Taouma, Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau, Associate Professor Teresia Teaiwa, Luisa Tora, Manuha‘apai Vaeatangitau, Dr Caroline Vercoe and Matariki Williams. The catalogue is published by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki with generous support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Symposium attendees have exclusive first access to signed copies of this ground-breaking publication.
Places for in-person attendance are limited. Please register to avoid disappointment.
Co-convenors: Ane Tonga and Dr Caroline Vercoe.
For more information about speakers and what to expect, visit our website.
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