Between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Kronfeld Collection was assembled by Gustav and Louisa Kronfeld, a Jewish merchant and a Samoan matriarch. As European empires expanded throughout Moana Oceania and settler and Indigenous worlds collided, the Collection travelled to ‘Oli ‘Ula, the family’s home in Tāmaki Makaurau. Later, it entered Aotearoa’s public museums. A descendant of the Kronfelds, Parr’s exhibition seeks to ‘house’ taonga and measina from her great-great-grandparents’ Collection through moving-image practice. The artworks enliven the whakapapa and vā relations of these treasures, bringing them out from the basement and ‘into the light.’

Emily Parr (Ngāi Te Rangi, Moana, Pākehā) is an artist/researcher whose moving-image practice explores relational ecologies of Te Moananui-a-Kiwa. She is part of the Vā Moana cluster at AUT, a research associate with Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum, and a 2024 Springboard Award recipient.

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Te Wai Ngutu Kākā Gallery

  • Te Wai Ngutu Kākā Gallery
  • Gallery 2, 40 Saint Paul Street, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland 1010