The Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand This video depicts a performance work Taualuga: The Last Dance, 2006 by Samoan/Japanese artist Shigeyuki Kihara. It was presented at Te Papa in February 2012 for the opening of art exhibition Collecting Contemporary and was first time it had been performed in New Zealand.
A joint exhibition at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, NZ Storytelling, Pacific histories, and politics are powerful drivers in the artwork of John Pule and Yuki Kihara. Follow the arresting narrative in Pule’s 18-part drawing Death of a God, which offers an account of anthropologist Dr Edwin Loeb’s early 20th-century fieldwork in Niue, […]
A new work by the famous Samoan artist Yuki Kihara coming soon in 2016
‘Project Banaba’ A joint exhibition by Yuki Kihara and Katerina Teaiwa Research & development 2016 & Exhibition presentation 2017 Commissioned by Carriageworks, Sydney Australia From 1900 to 1980 the Australian, New Zealand and British phosphate companies mined the island of Banaba in the Republic of Kiribati for phosphate. As a result, the island was rendered uninhabitable […]
Essay by Maia Nuku published in Broadsheet Visual Art + Culture Journal ‘Standing on the edge of the abyss; Shigeyuki Kihara, catalyst for change’ is a title of an essay written by Maia Nuku featured in the Broadsheet Visual Art + Culture Journal published by Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (CACSA) . Maia Nuku is Evelyn […]
Fa’afafine is a Sāmoan word used to broadly describe those who are gifted in the spirit of more than one gender. The word is also used to broadly describe those in the Sāmoan community who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual and Intersexed persons in the Western context. Moderated by leading interdisciplinary artist Shigeyuki Kihara […]
Queensland Art Gallery – Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Australia The silent performance video work entitled ‘Siva in Motion’ (2012) together with 6 works from the photographic series entitled ‘Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?’ (2013) acquired by Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane Australia is featured in the upcoming 8th Asia Pacific Triennial […]
I recently co-directed a full-length dance piece entitled ‘Them and Us’ (2015) with choreographer Jochen Roller (Berlin) featuring dancers from the Tatau Dance Group (Auckland) which premiered at the Sophiensaele Theater in Berlin on the 16th September 2015 touring 13 shows across 5 cities in Germany and Switzerland. ‘Them and Us’ explored the postcolonial history […]
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‘Culture for Sale’ is a public performance and video installation devised by Artist Shigeyuki Kihara, commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre and 4a Centre for Contemporary Asian Art for Sydney Festival 2012, Australia. Watch the summary of Culture for Sale (2012) here: