Curated by Natasha Conland, we are proudly part of the Made Active show at the Auckland Art Gallery through our director, Louise Tu’u, in collaboration with another awesome artist, director and critical pedagogue, Louise Menzies and Tu’u’s wonderful mother, artist and contemporary dancer, Lafitaga Tu’u.
The show is called O Le Tulipe Uliuli, which is the Samoan title for Alexandre Dumas’ 1850 novel La Tulipe Noire/The Black Tulip. Translated in abridged form by Aiono Fanaafi Le Tagaloa, O Le Tulipe Uliuli was first published by Le Lamepa Press, Samoa, in 1997.
O Le Tulipe Uliuli will be read from start to finish throughout the duration of the show, as a series of unscheduled, unannounced performances.
Okay, we’ll let you in on a secret.
The first performance is on THIS Monday 16th April at 10.30am.
Be there and experience the art gallery in a completely different context and language. Also, introduce yourself to Lafitaga when she’s finished. She’s rad – yeah, we’re not biased.