• Jane Chang Mi, Torika Bolatagici

Working from the position that nuclear testing is overly interpreted through a historic lens, The Future of Our Kids re-orients our focus towards present and future actions. The title is taken from a banner held by women in the Rongelap atoll to greet the Rainbow Warrior. It read ‘We loved, the future of our kids’. As a future-oriented phrase, but in an unusual past-tense, the banner has become a touchstone for recognising the multiple timescales underpinning anti-nuclear movements.

“The bombing of the Rainbow Warrior was a galvanising moment in New Zealand’s anti-nuclear history. But we hear less about the wider, intergenerational protest movements in the Pacific, and the current struggles of Pacific peoples to receive health care or compensation”, says exhibition curator Ioana Gordon-Smith.

This exhibition brings together works from two international artists; Jane Chang Mi (Honolulu; Los Angeles) and Torika Bolatagici (Melbourne). Together, their works reflect an intergenerational approach that priorities future political, personal and sociological wellbeing. How we understand the past in the present moment is vitally informed by concerns for future generations.

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