Michel Tuffery

Tahiti/Samoa/Cook Islands/New Zealand
Born 1966

It has always been my art practise to respond to Pacific Collections as the basis in formulating a contemporary narrative. With Bula Figure 13 Series Tasi I have used contemporary media to re-interpret the works. They are a commentary on the political relationship between Aotearoa and Fiji and reflection on the Fijian soldiers from the recent coups in Fiji.

邁克‧杜佛瑞

大溪地/薩摩亞/庫克群島/紐西蘭
出生於1966

我的藝術創作一直都在呼應對照著「太平洋收藏」,以此作為形塑當代敘事的依據。在〈塔西系列:布拉人偶13〉中,我使用當代媒材來重新詮釋這些收藏品。此作品是對於奧特亞羅瓦(譯註:毛利人對紐西蘭的稱呼)與斐濟之間政治關係的批評,以及對於斐濟最近軍事政變中的斐濟軍人的譴責。

邁克‧杜佛瑞
Michel Tuffery




Bula Figure 13 2008
From the Tasi series
Cast aluminum 26.5 x 15 x 5.5 cm (each) x 13
Collection of the artist

Michel Tuffery studies the history of Pacific material culture and is often inspired by what he discovers. In Fiji, remarkable dishes were carved in the shape of a man in order to carry coconut oil used at special cultural ceremonies. The artist is aware that the Auckland Museum holds two of these extremely rare votive bowls (Oldman Collection) and has updated them with an aluminum casting.

塔西系列:布拉人偶13 2008
鑄鋁 26.5 x 15 x 5.5 cm (每件) x 13
藝術家自藏

邁克‧杜佛瑞所研究的是太平洋物質文化的歷史,並經常受到他的探索發現所啟發。在斐濟有種雕製成人形的特殊盤子,用以裝盛椰子油,於特別的文化慶典中使用。藝術家知道奧克蘭博物館收藏兩件此種極為罕見的奉獻碗(屬奧德曼收藏),並曾以鋁翻製新品。