Transits and Returns Espace

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Joni Low

An exhibition can be a presentation of artworks from different places that connect ideas together in a gallery space for visitors. More powerfully, as with Transits and Returns, it can also be a deeply transformative process for all who are involved: a small revolution towards self-determination, sovereignty, and collective liberation, effects which are also felt on encountering its final form. Three years ago, the exhibition began as conversations between curators from the settler colonial nation states of Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the USA—Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Freja Carmichael, Leuli Eshragi, Tarah Hogue and Lana Lopesi—who recognized the Great (Pacific) Ocean between their territories as not neutral, but rather a culturally and politically charged expanse, fluidly connecting different cultures across generations and millennia.

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