Ian Fookes discusses ‘Shigeyuki Kihara: Undressing the Pacific’
Tuesday 1 April 2014, 1pm
The Pah Homestead, TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre
Auckland, New Zealand
Shigeyuki Kihara is pleased to have two solo exhibitions featuring in Wellington, to coincide with the New Zealand Festival.
Read the media release here…
Shigeyuki Kihara: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?
Pataka Art + Museum
Porirua, New Zealand
16 February to 25 May 2014
Read the media release here…
A Lecture by Shigeyuki Kihara
Urban Pacific: Contemporary Indigenous Cultures from New Zealand and the Pacific
November 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU,
8 Washington Mews New York, NY 10003 United States
A native of Samoa, Shigeyuki Kihara is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines the notions surrounding gender, history, and representation in post-colonial societies. Her solo exhibition, Shigeyuki Kihara: Living Photographs (2008-9), was the MET’s first exhibition of contemporary Samoan art. This Fall, Kihara is in residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program.
Kihara will discuss a thriving contemporary urban movement amongst Maori and Pacific Islander communities from New Zealand.
Chief Dwaine C. Perry (Ramapough Lenape Nation) provides a special welcome and Mario A. Caro (NYU Draper Program) leads the conversation.
Talofa lava and Greetings
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) exhibition introduces work by Shigeyuki Kihara – to be accompanied by an upcoming performance and artist talk later in October 2013.
Shigeyuki Kihara is one of seven artists taking part in the Watch and Talk Artist Residency as part of the Belluard Bollwerk International festival 2013.
Belluard Bollwerk International is an arts festival that takes place every year in the city of Fribourg, Switzerland. This year’s festival dates are 28 June to 7 July 2013.
Talofa lava and greetings,
As part of this update, please find following links to the Shigeyuki Kihara Undressing the Pacific – e-Catalogue developed and presented at the Hocken Library University of Otago (NZ); and links to press clippings and reviews of the most recent series Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? (2013) presented at Milford Galleries Dunedin (NZ), published in The Listener (NZ) and the Otago Daily Times (NZ), for your reference.
If you would like a hard copy of the Undressing the Pacific fold-out color catalogue please contact Sarah Snelling (email email@example.com).
Highlights of my upcoming international projects include:
Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art
17 May to 2 September 2013
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
The Sakahàn quinquennial exhibition is curated under the leadership of Greg Hill, Candice Hopkins and Christine Lalonde from the National Gallery of Canada. Official New Zealand artists represented include Taika Waititi, Brett Graham, Rachael Rakana, Michael Parekowhai and Shigeyuki Kihara. My series of self-portraiture photographs acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2008 is being loaned and exhibited for the Sakahàn exhibition. I will be travelling to Canada to participate in the opening reception and public programs held in association with the exhibition, courtesy of Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand.
Lips Painted Red
22 June to 15 September 2013
Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway
Lips Painted Red is curated by Pontus Kyander, director of Trondheim Kunstmuseum. I will be travelling to Norway to participate in the opening reception and public programs held in association with the exhibition, courtesy of Creative New Zealand Arts Council of New Zealand.
salt 8: Shigeyuki Kihara
2 August to 5 January 2013
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, USA
salt 8: Shigeyuki Kihara is curated by Whitney Tassie, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. This is my first solo museum exhibition in the western USA, where a selection of my works ranging from a performance DVD to a series of photographs will be exhibited in the museum’s salt gallery and Pacific collections gallery. A live performance of Taualuga: the last dance will be re-staged on the occasion of the solo exhibition, alongside a series of talks and lectures presented at the museum and the University of Utah.
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