Samoan Art: Urban

‘Samoan Art: Urban’ group exhibition at the de Young Fine Art Museum of San Francisco

Dates: 6 – 31 October 2010

The Samoan Art: Urban group exhibition curated by New Zealand-based, independent curator Giles Peterson features works by Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Marlaina Key, Siliga David Setoga, Greg Semu, Niki Hastings-McFall, Shigeyuki Kihara, Taniela Taniela, Lonnie Hutchinson and Rosanna Raymond. Moving image by  Angela Tiatia, Janet Lilo, Marlon Rivers, Michel Tuffery and Lisa Taouma.

Samoan Art: Urban
is the first group exhibition of work by contemporary Samoan artists in the United States. Samoan Art: Urban features multimedia work including graffiti art, animation, digital and analogue photography, self-portraiture, hip hop music video, documentary film and performance. The artists in Samoan Art: Urban navigate a range of issues and concerns such as identity and identification, spirituality, the environment, colonisation, youth and street culture, survival and what it is to speak from the position of different cultures. Samoan Art: Urban is a snapshot of the exciting contemporary art being produced by Niu Urban Pasifik artists working in the diaspora today.

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2 Responses to “Samoan Art: Urban”

  1. definitely would love to attend this. i just looked on the de young website for upcoming events & did not see this. do you know the specifics. i’m from so. california & wouldn’t mind driving up to nor. cal to attend!!! we’re actually having the Pacific Island Ethnic Arts Museum opening here in Long Beach, CA the wknd of 10/15-10/17. Would be wonderful to have some of the artists attend!

  2. found the info. thank you. will be making a trip up north for the closing ceremony on the 29th. thanks again.

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