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EOmma - Emerita Baik

EOmma - Emerita Baik
EOmma - Emerita Baik
1 Jun 2019 to 22 Jun 2019
10am - 8pm weekdays, 10am - 4pm weekends
EOmma is a series of sculptural works by Emerita Baik exploring an emotive response of people living with a language barrier
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition
Toi Pōneke Gallery
61 Abel Smith Street Te Aro Wellington


Diverse intercultural encounters that people have in today’s society make it difficult to deny that  migrant bodies are often excluded. Access to basic and necessary information through verbal communication as a fundamental means to articulating one’s experience is vital to becoming integrated within society.

Artist Emerita Baik seeks to manifest the intangible experiences of people living with a language barrier through sculpture and painting works in her solo exhibition EOmma. Working with everyday objects found in Korean homes, and traditional wrapping and quilting techniques, Baik wraps, casts and covers objects to explore and articulate the alienating effect of estrangement experienced within everyday life, disrupting how we perceive everyday life through this exploration of materiality.

Written by

Wellington City Council - City Arts

4 May 2019

Interests Wellington City Council aims to make it easy for all Wellingtonians to access and participate in the arts. It does this by supporting the arts through funding, arts programmes and advice and by providing venues and facilities such as Toi Pōneke, Wellington Arts Centre.