‘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.