Great artists steal”, or so the refrain goes. But is all really fair in love and art? How do we navigate the blurry line between appreciating and appropriating a culture that isn't ours? Should artists have the right to tell stories that don't belong to them? And how do we celebrate now-problematic figures from history?
Debating these questions are Rachel House (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok), Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival artistic director Tama Waipara, writer and director Todd Karehana (The Spectacular Imagination of the Pōhara Brothers, Ahikāroa), curator Mātauranga Māori at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Matariki Williams and filmmaker/producer Julie Zhu.
Part of Auckland Arts Festival’s Talks series curated by Rosabel Tan.