Performance ritual at the New Guam Museum (2016). Photograph by Tameka Vahatau.
Siliga David Setoga, O le moa e soso I le matatuai

In recent years, there has been an increasing presence of the brown male body in contemporary art. This frequency represents an urgent need to talk about the brown male body in relation to social and political ideas, all the while breaking down expectations and projected stereotypes about how a brown male body, and a brown male artist, should be, act, think and appear.   

Body Surface seeks to highlight and acknowledge those male Pacific and Māori artists who contribute to the medium of performance; a genre that significantly influences the landscape of emerging Pacific and Māori arts practices.

 Body Surface