Gordon H. Brown Lecture 12: Deidre Brown, Ngarino Ellis and Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, 'Does Māori Art History Matter?'
Published 2014 by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington
210mm x 170mm, softcover, colour illustrations
Edited by Geoffrey Batchen
Design by Sarah Maxey
Printed by Service Print Ltd
Does Māori Art History Matter?, by Deidre Brown, Ngarino Ellis and Jonathan Mane-Wheoki, outlines a methodological approach to their larger project: the writing of a Māori history of Māori art. Concerned to adopt a way of talking about Māori art’s history that is in tune with that culture’s particular temporal rhythms, value systems and sense of community, the authors seek to develop a kind of art history that, as they put it, can allow them ‘to be hapū, iwi, Māori, and indigenous in the world.’