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LATE 2013: Aphrodite - Beauty

Past Event
Tonight, 6pm, Event Centre

Road closures

Please note that from 7pm on the evening of LATE, Maunsell Road will be the only road open for access to the Museum.


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© Robin MorrisonAuckland War Memorial Museum, Pictorial Collection

Mighty Aphrodite. She was a looker. Her power came from her beauty. Now that we’re in the 21st century, how many stone-cold foxes is that true for? Who decides what value we place on beauty? Magazines and websites have been known to pass judgement. The male gaze has a bit to answer for… but what if it happens closer to home? What if it starts with your parents? Isn’t it our families who first let us know – however indirectly – whether we’re plain or pretty?

Smart talk

Mighty Aphrodite. Her power came from her beauty. How relevant is that in the 21st century? Join Noelle McCarthy, Dr Aroha Yates-Smith (curator of Hine Hine the exhibition honouring the legacy of the Māori), Caroline Daley, and Colin Mathura-Jeffree as they ruminate on whether in a global culture of pin-ups, hook ups and celebrity tweets, appearance is all that matters.

Great Music

Vanilau. Maxwell. Baker: LATE favourite Warren Maxwell introduces us to his new group – three of the country’s most distinctive soulful voices and songwriters.

Great food

Enjoy a menu created specially by the chefs at Dawsons.

Programme

18:00
Doors Open
All galleries open
Bar and platters available in Atrium
Bar and hot food available in Event Centre (until 8.30 ish)
19:15 – 20:15
Smart Talk in Events Centre with Noelle McCarthy, Dr Aroha Yates-Smith, Caroline Daley and Colin Mathura-Jeffree
20:30
Great Music in Atrium with Maxwell. Vanilau. Baker
21:45
Bar and Galleries close
22:00
All finished

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The Late 2013 Broadsheet

Featuring essays from Noelle McCarthy, Russell Brown and Wallace Chapman plus photos by Robin Morrison.

  • Join us in our Event Centre with moderators, Wallace Chapman, Noelle McCarthy and Russell Brown alongside some of New Zealand's top thinkers as they discuss the basic premise that if an ancient God dropped into the Domain on a Thursday night over the next seven months — just what would they make of the realm they once ruled?
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  • Join us in our Event Centre with moderators, Wallace Chapman, Noelle McCarthy and Russell Brown alongside some of New Zealand's top thinkers as they discuss the basic premise that if an ancient God dropped into the Domain on a Thursday night over the next seven months — just what would they make of the realm they once ruled?
  • Last updated on: 2 Sep 2013 | File Size: 2.5 MB

 

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