Share/Cheat/Unite: Volume 1
Share/Cheat/Unite: Volume 1

This publication documents the 2016 Te Tuhi exhibition Share/Cheat/Unite. The exhibition that delved into the human psyche to consider how altruism, cheating and group formation appear to play a key role in shaping society, but not necessarily in the ways we might assume. VOLUME 1 opens with the first part of a three-part contextual essay by exhibition curator Bruce E. Phillips that draws on insight gained from political theory and social psychology to explore the social significance of the exhibited artworks. This first piece considers aspects of altruism present in the artwork of Darcell Apelu, Yu-Cheng Chou, Sasha Huber and John Vea. An essay by Leafa Wilson provides an expanded reading of John Vea’s One Kiosk Many Exchanges (2016), in particular his incorporation of talanoa within the work. This volume also includes an interview with Darcell Apelu, who details the personal significance of her work Generation Exchange (2016), which took place in Auckland and Patea.

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