I AM an exhibition by Artist Delicia Sampero

'I AM' an exhibition by Artist Delicia Sampero
10 July - 14 August, 2008
New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Kukenga Whakaata, Shed 11, Wellington

Sampero's ambitious project brings an entire community together in one place. The installation of 40 individual portraits is a veritable who's who of the contemporary visual and performing arts community including painters, poets, dancers and sculptors. Some of the artists includes John Pule, Ani O'Neil, Dick Frizzell, Albert Wendt, Fatu Feu'u, Richard Lewer, Sofia Tekela-Smith, Martin Poppelwell, Jan Nigro, Shigeyuki Kihara, Tabatha Forbes, John Ioane, Tracey Collins, to name but a few.

Some of the artists includes John Pule, Ani O’Neil, Dick Frizzell, Albert Wendt, Fatu Feu’u, Richard Lewer, Sofia Tekela-Smith, Martin Poppelwell, Jan Nigro, Shigeyuki Kihara, Tabatha Forbes, John Ioane, Tracey Collins, to name but a few.

With the clever use of passport like stamps across a random selection of the portraits, Sampero addresses the politics of identity – the face (de face) of the individual within the collective.

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