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Conference Report

What shall we tell them?

Pacific art, politics and culture

KELEOFA TEOFILO (Matua Tutolu), Headdress, plastic, 29 cm diameter, from the exhibition 'Te Whare Puanga', City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.

‘Under Capricorn', organised around the question 'is art a European idea?', was the first substantial conference on the visual arts and cultural politics to be held in conjunction with the Wellington Festival. It was a crammed and stimulating event that made it clear to visitors that Aotearoa New Zealand is a peculiarly exciting place for the redefinition of art and curatorial practices…

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