PRESS | NEW ZEALAND07 September 2023
Art seen: September 7
Taloi Havini is a native of Bougainville, an island which was for many years wartorn, seeking independence from Papua New Guinea but — as it is a major source of natural resources — unwilling to be relinquished by the country. In "Shared Aspirations", Havini delivers a meditation on the 1990s peace process. The exhibition presents the gallery as conference room, tent walls surrounding a large central table. The table displays archival materials relating to the peace process and the journey which led to it.