PAST EXHIBITIONS

Māia@Enjoy

Māia Abraham

16 Oct – 19 Oct
2019

Whakawhanaungatanga: meaning to establish relationships or to find connection with one another through experiences.

From 16-19 October, curator and artist Māia Abraham will undertake a residency at Enjoy that departs from a broad set of questions surrounding whakawhanaungatanga and creative practices, asking: How is whakawhanaungatanga important? What do these relational practices look like? How does whakawhanaungatanga relate to the development of creative practice?

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Offspring of rain

Sorawit Songsataya with Antonia Barnett-McIntosh

13 Sep – 12 Oct
Sorawit Songsataya, Offspring of rain, 2019, digital video, still. Image courtesy of the artist.

Sorawit Songsataya, Offspring of rain, 2019, digital video, still. Image courtesy of the artist.

2019

Offspring of rain is an installation by Sorawit Songsataya that experiments in redefining our immediate bond with the natural world. Elaborating on the highly dynamic attributes of water into liquid, crystal or vapour that shapes all meteorological forces, the exhibition reinterprets natural phenomena as an intimate experience.

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Wishing Well

Wai Ching Chan

10 Aug – 7 Sep
Knotting workshop with Wai Ching Chan, 4 May 2019.

Knotting workshop with Wai Ching Chan, 4 May 2019.

2019

The Button knot: holding what was separated together

The ‘Caisson’ knot: establishing connection to the ‘world’ and us

The Endless knot: Typically seen as the ‘good luck knot’; ultimate, eternal blessings, friendship and connection  

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Ma'u Pe Kai

Matavai Taulangau

10 Aug – 7 Sep
Matavai Taulangau, Research image, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.

Matavai Taulangau, Research image, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.

2019

Kaikohe is a small town located in Northland, a town that reflects the village culture my fāmili (family) were accustomed to back in Tonga. My ongo mātu'a (parents) made the decision to raise our fāmili in Kaikohe. They left their fonua in exchange for the whenua in Aotearoa. As my father had said, “To’uanga fiemalie pe, he teu ave koe ki Nusila mo fanau”, God had brought us here. My parents’ migration brought about a shift in perception, towards the idea that value was only obtained through Western knowledge.

 

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Ordinary things will be signs for us

Kerry Ann Lee

30 Jun – 10 Aug
Kerry Ann Lee, Ordinary things will be signs for us (detail), 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.

Kerry Ann Lee, Ordinary things will be signs for us (detail), 2019. Image courtesy of the artist.

2019

Ordinary things will be signs for us is a project by Pōneke-based artist and designer Kerry Ann Lee. Taking Enjoy’s 19-year archive of printed ephemera as a starting point, Lee has created a collage installation of graphic fragments that explores the social architecture of Enjoy’s history.

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Until further notice

1 May – 30 Jun
Enjoy's office at 1/147 Cuba St, 2019. 

Enjoy's office at 1/147 Cuba St, 2019. 

2019
A transitional programme

From the beginning of May, Enjoy will temporarily operate in a slightly different way. Our built-in office and storage at 1/147 Cuba Street will be dismantled and rearranged as we pause the exhibition programme to establish a flexible space for work, discussion and gathering.

 

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Home Movies

24 Apr – 27 Apr
2019
Films by Jonas Mekas, Chantal Akerman, Moyra Davey and Agnès Varda

Please join us for Home Movies, a series of screenings of films by Jonas Mekas, Chantal Akerman, Moyra Davey and Agnès Varda from Wednesday 24–Saturday 27 April.

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Dreaming of Lulu

Christopher Ulutupu

15 Mar – 20 Apr
Image: Christopher Ulutupu, Research image, 2019. Image courtesy of Kasmira Krefft.

Image: Christopher Ulutupu, Research image, 2019. Image courtesy of Kasmira Krefft.

2019

Dreaming of Lulu is a solo exhibition by Pōneke-based artist Christopher Ulutupu. Reimagining music videos for 1970s Samoan love songs from groups such as Punialavaa, Penina Tiafau and Tiama’a, this is the first iteration of a new body of work by Ulutupu called 5 songs that explores music’s ability to travel across diasporic, cultural and intergenerational spaces.

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Walking backwards

Katrina Beekhuis

8 Feb – 9 Mar
Katrina Beekhuis, Research image (Tate), 2011. Image courtesy of the artist.

Katrina Beekhuis, Research image (Tate), 2011. Image courtesy of the artist.

2019

"Sometimes, when I drive down the street from my house, I see a woman walking backwards down the footpath. The street she walks on is long and straight, but at the end there is a corner and I wonder how smoothly she walks around this. I imagine she has done this many times and is now able to move backwards without looking behind her.

I wonder about what she is doing, this seems at first strange, but the more I’ve seen her the more neutral it becomes… mostly I try to see it for what it is… I don’t mean to be voyeuristic or overly-romanticised. But, I do wonder what it means to be walking backwards down the footpath in a world where people are always walking forwards."

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Hybrid Spring

Deborah Rundle, Layne Waerea

11 Oct – 3 Nov 2018
2018

Hybrid Spring is an exhibition by Deborah Rundle and Layne Waerea that explores contemporary notions of social hope. Resisting the cultural imperatives of individual resilience, achievement and competition that have become deeply associated with optimism, both artists grapple with the complexities of hope, specifically in relation to collectivity.

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Purpose-built

Frontyard, Hyperreadings, Louisa Afoa, Samiz Dat, Tim Larkin with Abe Hollingsworth

16 Aug – 8 Sep 2018
2018

Drawing on public infrastructure and collections of personal knowledge, Purpose-built examines contemporary sites of sharing, accessing and archiving information—probing the relationship between memory and physical space. Bringing together artworks, furniture, reading lists and digital content, the resulting installation sits somewhere between a space of display and a reading room. Visitors are encouraged to make use of the furniture and resources during the exhibition.

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Margins & Satellites

Ella Sutherland

5 Jul – 4 Aug 2018
2018

Margins & Satellites continues artist and designer Ella Sutherland’s ongoing enquiry into the relationship between printed matter, typography and social histories, focussing on what Sutherland describes as “a queering of mechanical reproduction.”

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TYPEFACE: Enjoy

Vaimaila Urale

10 May – 2 Jun 2018
2018

Typeface continues an ongoing project by Vaimaila Urale that explores the dynamics of communication and social exchange. Beginning in 2012 from a collaboration with media artist Johann Norte, this expansive body of work brings together two distinct knowledge systems: traditional Polynesian design and the standardised symbols found on computer keyboards.

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and my heart is soft

Ange Perry, Bronte Perry

12 Apr – 6 May 2018
2018

and my heart is soft is an installation of sculpture and weaving by Ange and Bronte Perry. As mother and child with Pākeha, Māori and Croatian heritage, their collaboration confronts the ideas of unknowing and re-learning, exploring gaps and incommensurabilities in cultural knowledge and whakapapa through an open-ended, materially-driven dialogue.

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hardening

Aliyah Winter

8 Feb – 10 Mar 2018
2018

Revisiting historical representations of gender and sexuality, Aliyah Winter’s artistic practice considers these personal and shared histories within our present moment. Incorporating moving image, performance and archival research, the solo exhibition hardening is part of an ongoing project by Winter that revisits the biography of Dr. Hjelmar von Danneville.

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