InDigiNous Aotearoa : Virtual Histories, Augmented Futures Opening Reception -
Exhibit Dates: 01 December 2017 � 20 January 2018
Opening Reception: December 01, 2017 from 8:00�PM to 11:00 PM
Artists: Reweti Arapere, Hana Rakena, Rachael Rakena, Kereama Taepa, Suzanne Tamaki, Johnson Witehira, Rangituhia Hollis.
Virtual histories are a form of fictional writing that apply a �what if� scenario to history. For example, �what if Christopher Columbus did not discover the Americas�, or �what if Able Tasman did not discover New Zealand�? Of course neither Columbus nor Tasman were responsible for discovering either of those lands, and the artists in this exhibition explore this idea of �virtual histories� in relation to these types of so called �true histories�.
The artworks in this exhibition are made by seven Māori artists from Aotearoa New Zealand who use digital media to create real and virtual spaces for Indigenous knowledge.