5 episodes

Paul Gauguin changed the course of art history, but to many he's a monster. The modern master accused of taking ‘child brides’ in Tahiti is long dead, but his legacy in the Pacific is well and truly alive. Hosted by award-winning Samoan-Australian journalist Sosefina Fuamoli, this four-part series asks... can you love the art but loathe the artist?
The Gauguin Dilemma has been produced alongside the National Gallery exhibition Gauguin’s World: Tōna Iho, Tōna Ao.

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    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

Paul Gauguin changed the course of art history, but to many he's a monster. The modern master accused of taking ‘child brides’ in Tahiti is long dead, but his legacy in the Pacific is well and truly alive. Hosted by award-winning Samoan-Australian journalist Sosefina Fuamoli, this four-part series asks... can you love the art but loathe the artist?
The Gauguin Dilemma has been produced alongside the National Gallery exhibition Gauguin’s World: Tōna Iho, Tōna Ao.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    1: Drawing the line

    1: Drawing the line

    Paul Gauguin broke the rules about colour and line. But the details of his personal life are deeply controversial. By today’s standards, Gauguin’s relationships with his Polynesian muses would be criminal. But is it fair to judge history by today’s standards? Or should we judge him by the mark he left on the islands he visited? 
    Featuring: screenwriter and author Maria Lewis | Prof. Elizabeth C. Childs | founder of Girl Museum Ashley Remer

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    • 33 min
    2: The art of the deal

    2: The art of the deal

    Though Gauguin died poor and alone, his work When Will You Marry? is one of the most expensive paintings ever sold. Who were the men pulling the strings? What is the price of fame? In this episode, we follow the money. 
    Featuring: artist and curator Rosanna Raymond MNZM | artist and navigator Tahiarii Pariente | Associate Professor Caroline Vercoe | founder Girl Museum Ashley Remer | Prof. Elizabeth C. Childs

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    • 23 min
    3: Guys like Gauguin

    3: Guys like Gauguin

    Poet Selina Tusituala Marsh tells the story of when she walked into a bar… and became the joke and artist Angela Tiatia finds herself at the centre of a social media pile on. This episode explores what it means to reclaim your story.
    Featuring: poet Selina Tusitala Marsh | artist Angela Tiatia

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    • 25 min
    4: The past isn't dead, it's not even past

    4: The past isn't dead, it's not even past

    What does it mean for Pasifika people when tourism is “weaponised”? When you’ve grown dependent on the system that oppresses you, what does it mean to break free? 
    Featuring: artist and curator Rosanna Raymond MNZM | artist and navigator Tahiarii Pariente | Associate Professor Caroline Vercoe | founder Girl Museum Ashley Remer | Prof. Elizabeth C. Childs

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    • 26 min
    Trailer: The Gauguin Dilemma

    Trailer: The Gauguin Dilemma

    What if an artist painted the very crime he was accused of committing… and now his works of art are worth millions of dollars? The Gauguin Dilemma tells the extraordinary story of one of history’s most lucrative and controversial artists. Experts sort myth from fact and we learn the true cost of his legacy for Pasifika people.
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    • 30 sec

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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