• Issue
  • Mar 04, 2021

Auckland: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

“Toi Tū Toi Ora: Contemporary Māori Art” was not the retrospective one might expect from an institution designed to house 19th-century European art. Nigel Borell (Pirirākau, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whakatōhea), ex-curator of Māori art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, transformed

both the institution and the art-historical record in Aotearoa New Zealand with this expansive exhibition, featuring more than 300 artworks by 111 Māori artists from the 1950s to the present.