Prejudice, it's not an attractive topic, yet despite an enduring fight against it, remains stubbornly systemic across the globe, permeating every facet of our human existence. It comes in all shapes and sizes, tailored to any generic set of circumstances.
The exhibition series, Pride and Prejudice, Parts 1-3 brings together a collection of stories by Queer and Pacific artists who live, like many of us, with prejudice. They are narrated in painted, sculptural and photographic form. They are communicated with love, humour and gravity. They are not victim impact statements, nor are they a condemnation or judgment of others, these stories function as a stock-take of the reality we live in, and purposefully reflect that we believe the fight for equality in all of its forms, is far from over.
Formerly known as The More Things Change... Part 1, this exhibition is part of the Auckland Pride Festival 2023.
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Bergman Gallery is a commercial dealer gallery established in 2016 in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, and is dedicated to the exhibition of Modern Pacific Art. Directed by Ben Bergman, Bergman Gallery represents artists from the broader Pacific region. Alongside a regular domestic schedule of exhibition, the gallery is constantly exploring off-shore showcases and offers a limited artist in residence program.