In New Histories Lisa Reihana and William Dunning refract and revise New Zealand history. Artworks that explore power dynamics between Māori and settler cultures and provide alternate settings for exchange, are brought together.

Reihana’s short-scripted dramas from Native Portraits n.19897, destabilise 19th century photographic styles and our understanding of who controls the camera and the narrative. Dunning’s highly detailed fictional drawings continue his investigation into the injustices of our colonial past.

New Histories is an exhibition of moving image, drawing and sculpture from two contemporary artists that reimagines our histories and questions our readings of our past.

He whakaaturanga toi ataata tēnei nā ngā tohunga nei nā Lisa Reihana rāua ko William Dunning. Hei tā Reihana rāua ko Dunning, he whakatātare i ngā hītoria, otirā i te āhuatanga ki te mana o te tangata whenua me ngā tāngata whai (settlers). Kua whakakitehia mai tēnei mahi ā rāua mā roto I te whakaahua.He whakaahua e whakahou ana, e whakarerekē ana i te taera o ngā whakaahua i whakaahuatia i te rautau 19. Ka rua, he whakaaturanga whakatairanga i ētehi o ngā tino tipua o te ao Māori, me te ao Pākehā anō hoki. Hei tā te reo Pākehā, he (reimaged past), he hītoria hou.


Toi Art Gallery, Te Papa

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