06 April 2012

Titokowaru's Dilemma, Talk, 11Apr, New Plymouth

For those who missed Marian Maguire's talk on Titokowaru's Dilemma in December 
she is hosting another floor talk on next Wednesday 11 April 2012 at 6pm
in the exhibition which has recently opened at Puke Ariki, New Plymouth. 

Marian Maguire, Having Assumed the Alluring Form of an Ally’s Wife, 
Hera Distracts Titokowaru from his Military Objective, 2011 
Etching, 28x22cm, edition of 30


Titokowaru’s Dilemma shines light into the murky world of myth making. 

Marian Maguire’s beautiful lithographs and etchings explore Taranaki history, 
challenging simplistic readings of the past by taking Riwha Tītokowaru 
and placing him with the gods and philosophers of ancient Greece, 
showing him in debates that have a timeless significance. 
The prints are complemented by items from the Puke Ariki heritage collection 
which expose some fertile gaps in the accounts surrounding Tītokowaru and his enemies; 
gaps in which colourful myths have sprouted. 
This exhibition asks ‘What is myth?’, ‘What is history?’ and ‘Who decides?’

For more information on the exhibition at Puke Ariki you can visit
The exhibition is on at Puke Ariki until 10 June.

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