By Contemporary HUM
In the opening week of the 2022 Biennale di Venezia, HUM sat down with the artist representing Aotearoa, Yuki Kihara, to discuss her exhibition Paradise Camp, and what it means to bring a Pasifika, Fa'afafine voice to the international audience of this major event.
By Contemporary HUM, Ioana Gordon-Smith, Natalie King
In the opening week of the 2022 Biennale di Venezia, HUM sat down with the Aotearoa New Zealand pavilion’s Curator, Natalie King, and Assistant Pasifika Curator Ioana-Gordon Smith, to talk about bringing Yuki Kihara’s Paradise Camp to Venice.
By Contemporary HUM
From 20 - 24 April 2022, HUM brings you live coverage, exclusive images and videos from the opening week of The Milk of Dreams, The 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, including Yuki Kihara's Paradise Camp for the New Zealand Pavilion. Stay tuned!
Updates from the vernissage
For the past three editions, the HUM team has attended the vernissage of La Biennale di Venezia in Italy. We bring you live coverage during the opening week, not only from the official New Zealand pavilion, but also from collateral events featuring artists from Aotearoa. In addition to daily posting blog entries, videos and images, we also publish exclusive interviews with some of the New Zealand artists and arts practitioners involved in putting together this major international event.
Small island ecologies, climate change, queer rights, Gauguin’s gaze, intersectionality and decolonization; these are just some of the topics explored by interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara in her project Paradise Camp, representing New Zealand at the 59th Venice Biennale in Italy. HUM is proud to be a media partner of this exciting project, open to the public from 23 April - 27 November 2022.
23 April —
27 November 2022
New Zealand pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Arsenale, Venice, Italy
26 March —
10 July 2022
Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Shane Cotton, Brett Graham, Lyonel Grant, Nikau Hindin, Yuki Kihara, Roger Mortimer, Fiona Pardington, John Pule, Lisa Reihana, Mahiriki Tangaroa, Kelcy Taratoa, John Walsh, Dame Robin White and Cora-Allan Lafaiki Twiss in OCEANIA NOW
11 February —
01 March 2022
Christie's Paris, France
Christie's, Paris presents OCEANIA NOW: Contemporary Art from the Pacific, a physical exhibition and an online sale, produced in collaboration with New Zealand gallerists Alison Bartley and John Gow. Featuring 36 works from 14 artists, many based in Aotearoa, this is the institution’s first dedicated auction of works by contemporary artists from the Pacific. HUM is thrilled to be a media partner of this unprecedented project, running from 11 February - 01 March 2022.
17 July —
31 October 2021
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
22 May —
11 July 2021
Cement Fondu, Sydney, Australia
29 April —
09 May 2021
Kitakyushu Art Festival, Japan
17 November 2018 —
07 April 2019
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, USA
1.00PM — 3.00PM
10 February 2019
de Young Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A.
6.00PM — 8.00PM
12 February 2019
University of Southern California Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
12 March —
07 July 2019
Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France.
10 June —
16 June 2019
2019 NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
21 February 2020 —
05 April 2021
Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, The Netherlands
By Millie Riddell
What a Genderful World, the current exhibition at Amsterdam's Tropenmuseum, focuses on gender in the modern world and features Aotearoa artist Yuki Kihara; the next representative for New Zealand at the Venice Biennale. Writer Millie Riddell explores how the works presented function within the anthropological lens used in this exhibition and the balance between the genuine discussions of gender and the corporate and colonial undertones of the presentation.
By Pauline de Souza
Eleven years in the making, this is the first publication of its kind; a collection of 14 short stories from fa'afafine, or transgender and queer Samoans, focusing on their individual experiences in historic and modern times. Edited by artists Dan Taulapapa McMullin and Yuki Kihara, and published by Little Island Press in October 2018.
By James Belich, Lana Lopesi, Matariki Williams, Pauline Autet
Missed HUM's panel discussion Whose Oceania? in London? We're excited to publish the transcript of this discussion, which proved to be a stimulating talk interrogating the themes and issues addressed in the exhibition Oceania at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, as well as the responses to it from across Te Moana Nui a Kiwa.