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Exhibition Review


Navigating Pacific art

Caroline Vercoe

FILIPE TOHI, Maka Tu'u Loto, 1998 (detail), stone, dimensions variable. Photograph Evotia Tamua.

The last few years have seen a blooming of interest in things 'Pasifika' - a word which has become loaded with connotations of bright colour, positive Pacific images and a festive spirit of aloha and welcome. Pasifika is currently being celebrated globally in a wide range of manifestations, from Paco Rabanne's koru-style fashion couture, to Pasifika dance seen in music videos by Will Smith, to neo-tribal tattoos and a plethora of

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