Ralph Hotere: Ātete (to resist)

10 November 2020

On 14 November 2020, Ralph Hotere: Ātete (to resist) opens at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery – an exhibition that celebrates one of Aotearoa’s most significant artists, Ralph Hotere. Spanning the Gallery’s entire first floor, Ātete brings together over 70 of Hotere’s works from across five decades; from his formative abstraction of the mid-1960s, to his strident works of protest, to landmark works such as Black Phoenix and Godwit/Kuaka. Together, the works in Ātete bring Hotere’s artistic achievements, his vision and his political voice to a new generation.

Noho ora mai, Lucy Hammonds and Lauren Gutsell
Curators, Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Ralph Hotere: Ātete (to resist) is a partnership project between the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.

[above: JOHN MILLER (b. 1950), (Ngā Puhi) Tukaki wharenui, Te Kaha-nui-a-tiki marae, Te Kaha. Marilynn Webb and Ralph Hotere. Brown Rewiti (right). June 1973. Courtesy of the artist]


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