Yuki Kihara | A Study of a Samoan Savage

Opening Monday August 28 at 5.30pm
Exhibition runs from Tuesday August 29 to Sunday November 26, 2017
Whangarei Art Museum, Whangarei

The new series, A Study of a Samoan Savage, is comprised of two broad themes – the histories of motion photography and anthropometry – explored together.

Presented in film noir cinematographic spirit, this powerful, allegorical series features a mythical character (Maui), a Polynesian demi-god performing a variety of movements, documented as ‘motion-photography.’

A native of Samoa, Yuki Kihara is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is characterised by investigations into memory, post/de/colonialism, temporality and aesthetics often exploring the experience of peoples in the Pacific region and their diaspora; and the varying relationships and intersections between gender, race, sexuality, culture and politics.

Date(s) - 29/08/2017 - 26/11/2017
All Day