Opening Party at Te Papa

On Friday 21 September Te Papa hosted a pick-your-own path evening in the Toi Art galleries. Led by Aotearoa’s most exciting Asian artists, the AAAH2018 symposium opening party was a festive evening of conversation and entertainment that celebrated Aotearoa’s rich Asian arts and culture.

The evening included art installations such as a fortune cookie cart and a poetry producing mood machine from Auckland’s Satellites – a series of events, exhibitions, and encounters showcasing the city’s most exciting contemporary artists. There was also the opportunity to dig deep for a storytelling workshop, or pair up with a friend for a karaoke duet. The programming also included quick-fire discussions with leading artists and thinkers such as

-poet, playwright, and paediatrician Renee Liang
-performer and theatre-maker Alice Canton
-writer, editor, and director of Satellites, Rosabel Tan
-curators Vera Mey and Balamohan Shingade.

Te Papa and Massey University collaborated to bring you this free opening event for the symposium of the 2018 Asian Aotearoa Arts Huì.

Kerry Ann Lee,  Kitchen Universe  (2008)

Kerry Ann Lee, Kitchen Universe (2008)