We are unsuitable for framing – 20 December 2008 – July 2009.
We are unsuitable for framing is an exploration of aspects of identity, gender, sexuality, and mythology. It presents a range of works that challenge our ideas about how we behave, and how we represent ourselves.
The exhibition title comes from Barbara Kruger's 1985 work Untitled [We are unsuitable for framing. This title emphatically states a vital concept of the exhibition as a whole - a refusal to be defined or pigeon-holed into any particular framework.
The works in the exhibition prompt us to think about ourselves in new ways, and to question our own assumptions about identity.
He tūhuranga a We are unsuitable for framing o ngā āhuatanga o te tuakiri, te ira tangata, te hōkakatanga, me te pūrākau. Kei te whakaatu i te whānuitanga o ngā mahi toi ka wero i ō tātou whakaaro mō ō tātou whanonga, me ngā āhua e whakaatu ai tātou i a tātou anō.
Ko te ingoa o te whakaaturanga e ahu mai ana i te mahi toi nā Barbara Kruger i te tau 1985 e kīia ana ko Untitled [We are unsuitable for framing]. Ko tā tēnei ingoa he āta whakatauākī i te ariā waiwai o te whakaaturanga katoa – he kore whakaae kia tautuhia, kia kōmakahia hei mea nō tētahi anga ake.
Kei te whakakīkī ngā mahi o tēnei whakaaturanga i a tātou kia hou rawa ngā āhua e whakaaro ana tātou ki a tātou anō, ki te taupatupatu i ō tātou ake taruna mō te tuakiri.