“Family and Tradition for Ever and Ever” Tour and talk in the exhibition GREY IS THE NEW PINK
Artists Raymond Sagapolutele and Jake Verzosa with Alice Pawlik and Leonie Neumann

What is it like when parents and grandparents grow ever older?  What significance does the family have? And which traditions do the next generations also view as important?
Curator Alice Pawlik leads a tour through the exhibition and Leonie Neumann discusses with artists Raymond Sagapolutele and Jake Verzosa notions of family and tradition and their view of age and ageing.

RAYMOND SAGAPOLUTELE (*1971) is a New Zealand born, Samoan artist, photographer and member of the graffiti collective TMD, who lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a self-taught photographer and developed his style, which aims to enter into a dialogue with the viewer. He is currently completing his master's in Visual Arts at Auckland University of Technology. His master's thesis looks to answer the question of how does one validate the experiences of being diasporic in the wider context of hegemonic frameworks of culture within Samoan and New Zealand societies. Using this research is a pathway to unpack, challenge and offer another definition of the Samoan terms Talanoa and Va relevant to the diasporic Samoan in New Zealand and to transform them into the practice of photography.

JAKE VERZOSA (*1979) is a freelance photographer born in the Philippines. After graduating in Computer Science from the Ateneo de Manila University, he worked as a programmer for two years before pursuing photography professionally. After taking a documentary workshop class under mentors Philip Jones Griffiths, Jack Picone and Steve Coleman in 2007, he increasingly focused on personal projects exploring

sub-cultures, identity and social issues. From 2009 – 2013, Jake Verzosa travelled extensively through the north of the Philippines for his portrait series The Last Tattooed Women of Kalinga. In 2016, this was among the eight works chosen by renowned publisher Gerhard Steidl for the Steidl Book Award Asia. Verzosa’s work has been shown in exhibitions in Asia, Europe and North America, and acquired by numerous permanent museum collections, including the Musée Nicéphore-Niépce in Chalon-sur-Saône, France.

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Sunday, 28. October 2018 - 15:00
In German and English
€7 / €3,50. Costs of tour included in admission fee
Weltkulturen Museum, Schaumainkai 29