Genealogy of Lines: Filipe Tohi
The exhibition Genealogy of Lines: Hohoko ē tohitohi presented a groundbreaking body of new work by Tongan born New Plymouth-based artist Filipe Tohi. The catalogue features new writing by Dr 'Okusitino Mahina and Dr Karen Stevenson, and an introduction by Simon Rees.
Departing from the artist's regularly seen stone sculptures, this exhibition charted new lines between ancient Tongan practice and contemporary minimalism. Tohi's work spans sculpture, drawing and process based installation to create a new language based on traditional Tongan rope lashing, or lalava.
Published by Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, 2002
Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm