March News

Talofa lava and Greetings,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Ruapotaka Marae Kapa Haka (Auckland based indigenous performing arts group) and Haere Mai Taiko Drummers / NZ Japan Society of Auckland for their brilliant collaborative performance of Talanoa: Walk the Talk VI, a live public performance held over the opening week in association with the 4th Auckland Triennial.

The Talanoa: Walk the Talk VI performance was commissioned for the 4th Auckland Triennial and the documentation of the live performance will be screened at Artspace, a partner institution of the 4th Auckland Triennial.

Ema Tavola of Fresh Gallery Otara, a grass roots art gallery initiated and funded by the Manukau City Council to reflect the diverse and expanding community of Manukau (South Auckland), will be in conversation with me discussing the ideas emerging from Talanoa: Walk the Talk at Artspace in Auckland on 27 March 2010.

Shigeyuki Kihara with October Gallery, London at Stand B22 Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah, United Arab Emirates

My work has been selected as part of October Gallery’s participation in the upcoming Art Dubai event from 17 – 20 March 2010.

The artists featured in October Gallery’s exhibition at Art Dubai include: El Anatsui, Romuald Hazoume, Tajammul, Rachid Korachi, Elisabeth Lalouschek, Hassa Massoudy, Karel Nel, Nnenna Okore, Owusu-Ankomah, Laila shawa, Wijdan, Huang Xu, Kenji Yoshida and Shigeyuki Kihara.

View the article in Art Dubai Journal about October Gallery, London.

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