Reuben Paterson

Reuben Paterson

He Aha Te Mea Nui...

09 December–27 January 200609 Dec–27 Jan 2006

In his show He Aha Te Mea Nui/What Is The Greatest Thing? Maori artist Reuben Peterson rewrites Maoritanga through bling. He uses shimmer disks to picture a postcard beach scene, animating it with an artificial zephyr provided by an electric fan; and creates an ‘island’ of accumulated glitter-encrusted shoes.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands where the IMA now stands, and pay respect to Elders, past, present, and emerging.