Angelica Mesiti: Mother Tongue
19th December 2020 – 7th February 2021
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
From popular radio hits to traditional folk songs, Somali blues, marching drills and wedding dances, Mother Tongue explores a series of communal, creative activities shared across the urban, civic and residential spaces of one European city.
The work was produced with the participation of a range of performers from Aarhus including school children, employee’s of Aarhus Kommune, the Ramallah Boy Scouts troupe, the Jaffra Dancers, Gellerup Circus School and residents of the housing development, Gellerupparken.
Commissioned by Aarhus 2017 European Capital of Culture.
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery, 2020
Curator: Juliana Engberg