John Vea: If I pick your fruit, will you put mine back?

Using his signature wit, John Vea challenges us to consider the equality and validity of a global workforce, shedding light on the lived experiences of the Pacific underclass employed within dominant and authoritative social structures of Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Australia. Used to support both agricultural production and urban development in exchange for minimum wage and temporary stay; their contributions to the success and prosperity of New Zealand’s economy are overlooked or underrepresented, and placed on the margins of our everyday experience and cultural narrative.

John Vea, Works End Thank You. Courtesy the artist and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Until 15 December 2019