February 11, 2014
Tiki Taane speaks out of the box
Musician Tiki Taane is taking his music, his art and his politics to the Auckland public.
The exhibition at the pop up ArtBox Gallery on Queens Wharf coincides with the release of his new album Tiki Taane: With Strings Attached.
In response to an invitation by curator Ella Rose to make images representing his core beliefs, Taane has touched on his opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal, deep sea oil drilling and other pressing issues.
He says speaking out is part of the job of an artist.
"I’m just really frustrated with the National Government and John Key and Simon Bridges and some of the things they have been pushing through and the agendas they have and every day some of our fundamental human rights are being squashed and taken away from us so I am just doing what I can to voice my opinion about it an just letting people know that it’s ok to challenge the government and it’s ok to talk about these things," he says.
TikiBox will be on display until late March, and there will a number of events, public interactions, impromptu performances and appearances by Tiki Taane.
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