6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Frankie Goes to Bollywood - Bepen Bhana

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Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery

Bepen Bhana’s large-scale diptyches situate Bollywood stars in renowned West Auckland locations. European painting conventions are integrated with filmi graphicwallahs (billboawrd hoarding painters) practices to foreground the pervasive idealisation and commercialissation of landscape and imagery. Named in te reo Māori and Hindi, the diptychs interrogate the issues of ownership, identity, profiteering, and belonging embedded in representations of a place.