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Blessed Art Thou – Louis Bretana

15 Jan 2020 - 13 Feb 2020


Wednesday 15 January 2020, 5.00pm - Thursday 13 February 2020, 7.00pm

  • Opening event: Wed 15 Jan, 5pm-7pm
  • Exhibition: 15 Jan - 13 Feb
  • Gallery hours: Mon-Thu 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun closed

Studio One Toi Tū, 1 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland

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Spain used Catholicism as a major colonial tool, subjugating native Filipinos into the pious obedience of a European god; syncretising or eradicating the indigenous culture and its ‘un-Christian’ beliefs and practices.

Monotheism justified righteous oppression and supremacist ideology that we still see today.

By sharing the blessings of ancient Philippine deities, this exhibition hopes to break down religious territoriality and demonstrates that many faiths can coexist in harmony and goodwill.


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