Auckland Arts Festival 2011 : Pūrākau


New Zealand / Cuba / Mexico

Arturo Meade, La Vida

Ancestral lessons are retold in Pūrākau as 12 leading artists from Cuba, Mexico and Aotearoa exchange indigenous myths and legends through poster design.

Taking their cue from Cuban Revolution posters, the works use bold graphic imagery to convey each culture’s pūrākau, a Māori term meaning ‘lessons for life.’

Pūrākau is curated by Waikato-baed artist Xavier Meade together with Cuban curator Flor de Lis López Hernández and includes work by Denis O’Connor, Natalie Robertson, Michael Reed, Claudio Sotolongo Menéndez, Giselle Monzón Calero, Michele Miyares Hollands, Eric Silva, Mario & Yesca, Arturo Meade and Carlos Pez.

Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts
13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Manukau City, New Zealand
5 March – 1 May, 2011 Hours Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm / Sat & Sun, 10am-4pm


The Auckland Arts Festival kicks off on March 2, a spectacular line-up of theatre, dance, music, film, visual arts and special events, the Festival brings the world’s best to Auckland over 19 exciting days.

Our Festival programme celebrates the infinite possibilities of the human imagination, the thrill of discovery, and the excitement of travel to exotic places – both in this world, and in the worlds of creativity, ideas and dreams. Auckland Arts Festival 2011 is your passport to an incredible universe of performance, entertainment, arts and ideas.”

-Artistic Director David Malacari

Source and Images: The Auckland Arts Festival


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