Friday 12 May 2017, 3:50pm

AMOR MUNDI: Ngahiraka Mason: Wananga from the Inside Out: Renewing a reverence for love

Date Friday 12 May 2017
Time 3:50pm – 3:50pm
Location Artspace, 1/300 Karangahape Rd
Entry Free and open to all
Part of Biographies of Transition: Too Busy To Think

May 12, 6pm
Ngahiraka Mason: Wananga from the Inside Out: Renewing a reverence for love
Samoa House

Our external lives are a mirror to the internal worlds we inhabit. We can awaken to our own
potential through wānanga (enlightened discussion) from the inside out. Together with renewing
a reverence for love, wānanga is the practice of showing the spectrum of our physical, mental,
spiritual and creative histories—forward and back. These continuums are not stand-alone events
but are intertwined meditations to expand our interpretations of our human existence. In this way,
wānanga are penetrable understandings of our conceptions of our humanness. My self-task is to
understand, interpret and imagine the possibilities.
Ngahiraka Mason is a researcher, curator and writer. Her interests strongly relate to old knowledge
and new understandings within indigenous sites of knowledge to generate awareness of historical,
modern and contemporary art and art practice, exhibition making, writing and thinking. Mason is the
Curator of Honolulu Biennial 2017, she is the former Indigenous curator at Auckland Art Gallery Toi
o Tāmaki, New Zealand. She lives and works in Honolulu, Hawaii.