''

Filmic imaginaries: Jacqueline Fraser and Tracey Moffatt

Jacqueline Fraser and Tracey Moffatt use popular culture, particularly that of cinematic film, to move their work into the realm of the creative imaginary.

Filmic imaginaries brings together the work of contemporary artists Jacqueline Fraser and Tracey Moffatt. The exhibition focuses on their engagement with popular culture, principally their  work derived from cinema.

Fraser’s raw and ‘readymade’ collages are subversive interpretations of mainstream movies, critiquing class, gender, race, and consumerism. Their low-tech production contrasts with the refined visual poetry of Moffatt’s photographs and the personality-driven interviews in her television pilot Art Calls.

Central to this exhibition is both artists’ use of popular culture to universalise their practice and move their work into the realm of the contemporary imaginary.

Exhibition highlights Taonga whakaatu

Get our Toi Art newsletter

Latest news, interesting reads, and exhibition updates from our art team.

Follow us

Follow our social media channels for a glimpse behind the scenes at Te Papa.

Join the foundation

Friends enjoy benefits and discounts including invitations to previews and private viewings.

Donate

Find out how you can support Te Papa through a donation or bequest by becoming a patron.