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Artist in conversation: Lisa Reihana


Wednesday 3 October 2018
6.30 — 7.30pm

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Lisa Reihana, In pursuit of Venus [infected] (detail), 2015-2017.

Single-channel video, Ultra HD, colour, 7.1 sound, 64 minutes. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2014. Additional support from Creative New Zealand and NZ at Venice Patrons and Partners © Image courtesy of the artist and ARTPROJECTS.

With her panoramic video installation currently on show in our Oceania exhibition, acclaimed New Zealand artist Lisa Reihana discusses her practice with the RA’s Artistic Director Tim Marlow.

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Lisa Reihana is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice examines the representation of history. Born in New Zealand and of Ngāpuhi descent, her works communicate complex ideas related to community, Māori identity, hybridity, sexuality and gender. Reihana has exhibited extensively in New Zealand and abroad, including representing New Zealand at the Venice Biennale in 2017 with the large-scale video installation in Pursuit of Venus [infected] – a work that now features in our Oceania exhibition. In 2014 she was awarded an Arts Laureate Award by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand and this year she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

In this special event, Lisa Reihana will talk about her artistic practice and thinking behind her artwork in Pursuit of Venus [infected].

Supported by Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa.

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Wednesday 3 October 2018

6.30 — 7.30pm

The Benjamin West Lecture Theatre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£15, £9 concessions