Author(s): Karen Stevenson
An exciting collection and commentary on contemporary pacific art.
This book offers a contextual understanding of the contemporary Pacific art movement in New Zealand. As well as examining key individual artists, the book also addresses the key issues that underlie this movement as well as the inspirations for creating this art. It is a focused overview of a very specific period and it contextualises the emergent Pacific art within the broader New Zealand socio-political scene of the time, particularly that of the Maori sovereignty movement. First published August 2008.
Karen Stevenson is of Tahitian heritage and born in Los Angeles. She has degrees from the University of Hawaii and the University of California and is currently Senior Lecturer at the University of Canterbury.