Maori Art and Culture Exhibition

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The largest exhibition of Maori art and culture exhibited in America arrives in Buenos Aires on June 10, and will remain at Usina del Arte until July 10, 2015.
The exhibition, which until now has only been seen in Asia and in Chile, features an important representation of Maori art including tattoo artists, dance groups, conferences, live music and more than one hundred objects including wood carvings and pounamu jewelry, green stone, bone, bronze and linen. All the objects that will be exhibited have been created by students and tutors of the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute (NZMACI), an organization that seeks to demystify this ancestral culture since 1926, protecting and promoting the arts and culture of this country.
The dance group Kapa Haka will travel to Argentina especially for "Tuku Iho". They are masters of traditional Maori performing arts. The group, composed of 12 Maori artists will perform at various venues in the city of Buenos Aires, from June 10.
There will also be demonstrations of "Ta Moko" or Maori tattoo.The tattoo is considered as a carving technique where an artist will display his work with chisels and pigment on face and body.

Program of Activities and presentations. All the activities are with free entrance to the public:

Wednesday June 10 
4 pm: Opening of the Maori Art and Craft fai “Tuku Iho” at Usina del Arte - Caffarena 1 & Pedro de Mendoza, La Boca.

Friday June 12
11 am: Start of the activities by Carvers at Casa Nacional del Bicentenario: Riobamba 985.
6.30 pm: Presentation of the Group Kapa Haka Maorí. at Usina del Arte - Caffarena 1, &. Pedro de Mendoza, La Boca.

Saturday June 13
6 pm: Inauguration of the photo exhibit “Live Legacy. Patrimony, Art and Reciprocity. Wich’i and Maorí people”. at Casa Nacional del Bicentenario: Riobamba 985.
7 pm: Presentation of the group Kapa Haka Maorí together with Pueblos Wich'í de Chaco at Casa Nacional del Bicentenario- Riobamba 985.

Sunday June 14
2 pm: Touch Rugby at El Rosedal - Av. del Libertador y Sarmiento – (It will be suspended in case of bad weather).
7 pm: 19h00: Presentation of the group Kapa Haka Maorí at Casa Nacional del Bicentenario- Riobamba

Tuesday June 16
6 pm: Presentation of the group Kapa Haka Maorí at Casa Nacional del Bicentenario- Riobamba 985

Friday June 19
6 pm Presentation of the group Kapa Haka at Usina del Arte - Caffarena 1 & Av. Pedro de Mendoza, La Boca.

Saturday June 20
6 pm Presentation of the group Kapa Haka at Usina del Arte - Caffarena 1 & Av. Pedro de Mendoza, La Boca.

Sunday June 21
2 pm: Farewell Presentation of the group Kapa Haka at Usina del Arte - Caffarena 1 & Av. Pedro de Mendoza, La Boca.

The exhibition of Objects and Crafts can be visited until July 10 at Usina del Arte, Thursdays and Fridays 2 pm to 8 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 11 am to 8 pm.

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