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A Spiritual Connection

OUBEYs Paintings Enthusiastically Received by the Maori in Aotearoa New Zealand

“It was a bold and exciting adventure whose outcome was by no means certain”, says Dagmar Woyde-Koehler, who sent a few weeks ago six of OUBEYs paintings on a very long journey to encounter the students, teachers and guests of the Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Nga Mokopuna Maori school in Wellington/New Zealand on 9 March during the school’s annual festival.

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The resonance was overwhelmingly positive. That OUBEYs paintings proved to be fascinating, exciting and comprehensible for the Maori, a people with their own strong cultural traditions, is more than encouraging for the OUBEY Encounters Project. Wherever they may travel in future, the memory of this extraordinary unique encounter with the Maori will accompany them on their way.

You can find more information about this fourth stopover of the Global Encounters Tour in New Zealand on facebook. At the end of May a special documentary video will also go online