Taloi Havini: Reclamation

Michelle Newton Ed.

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ISBN 9781876017002

Idea Code 21669

Artist Taloi Havini’s ‘Reclamation’ is a beguiling and visceral account of her ongoing investigation of the history, environment, and nation-building of her birthplace, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, in Papua New Guinea. Published with her first solo exhibition in Australia, it comes in a metallic copper slipcase – a reference to the region’s dark legacy of resource imperialism – the work is an immersive experience designed to utilise unique four-page spreads, allowing it to be read and understood in multiple ways. It features Havini’s sculpture, photography, large-scale videos, and mixed media installations, plus essays, conversations, and texts by cultural thinkers.

264 p, ills colour, 24 x 30 cm, pb, English


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