Angela Tiatia: Walking the Wall - Art Collector

Angela Tiatia, Walking the Wall, 2014. HD single-channel video 16:9, colour, sound, 13:04min (looped), edition of 8. Courtesy of the artist and GAGPROJECTS, Adelaide.

Walking the Wall explores the tensions that operate between mass global culture and minority culture, with focus on the norms and rules places upon femininity. In the work Walking the Wall, Tiatia uses her body in conflict between the sacred and the uninhibited. By openly revealing her sacred malu (female tattoo), she confronts a Samoan cultural taboo, while simultaneously embracing – to the point of exhaustion – symbols of female sexuality in mass consumer culture (high heels and the bodysuit). For Tiatia, this work openly challenges existing perceptions - empowering herself with a defiant gaze.

Exhibition opens: 6pm-8pm, Wednesday 3 May 2017
Exhibition closes: 28 May 2017
Location: GAGPROJECTS, 39 Rundle Street, Kent Town, Adelaide, SA
Contact: +61 8 8362 6354

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