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Curating Pacific Spaces: Recent Developments in Contemporary Art from the South Pacific — at ISCP, Brooklyn NY

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) presents:

Curating Pacific Spaces: Recent Developments in Contemporary Art from the South Pacific

Presentation by Shelley Jahnke and Reuben Friend

Facilitated by Shigeyuki Kihara

 

ISCP Curating Pacific Spaces image
Michael Parekowhai, On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer, 2011, Venice Biennale

On August 13th, the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) presents the panel Curating Pacific Spaces: Recent Developments in Contemporary Art from the South Pacific. New Zealand is home to one of the largest populations of Pacific people in the world, however Indigenous Pacific artists and curators have, until recently, rarely been featured in the art history of this nation. Today a new generation of indigenous artists endeavor to have their contribution to the contemporary art scene of the South Pacific fully recognized.

 

Curators of contemporary Maori and Pacific Islander art, Reuben Friend and Shelley Jahnke, will present their findings on recent developments in contemporary Pacific Art, from trends in the private gallery scene to the latest generation of emerging millennial artists. Reuben Friend’s findings highlight the types of contemporary Pacific Art currently being exhibited in public galleries in New Zealand and how these works translate to an international audience. Shelley Jahnke’s research examines the dynamics of selling and positioning contemporary Māori and Pacific Art within New Zealand and international markets.

 

Reuben Friend is an artist and curator of Māori and Pākehā lineage. From 2009-2013, he worked as the Curator of Māori and Pacific Arts at City Gallery and recently relocated to Brisbane where he works as the Exhibition Manager at Logan Art Gallery while developing contemporary Pacific art projects on a freelance basis.

 

Shelley Jahnke is a Māori curator with experience working within public and commercial galleries in New Zealand. Prior to taking up the role of curator, at Te Manawa Art Gallery, Palmerston North, she worked exclusively for an Asian-based private international art collector and contributed to the curation and project management of the international touring show Roundabout. This ambitious three year project debuted at the City Gallery, Wellington in late 2010 and later the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in 2012.

 

The presentation will be facilitated by ISCP artist-in-residence Shigeyuki Kihara.

 

Curating Pacific Spaces: Recent Developments in Contemporary Art

August 13, 2013 6.30pm

International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11211

 

For further information, visit: www.iscp-nyc.org

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Call for Proposals:
The Art of Shigeyuki Kihara: A Research Symposium

Call for Proposals
The Art of Shigeyuki Kihara: A Research Symposium
The University of Otago
Saturday 4 May 2013

Hocken-Pacific
The recent award of the Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award and a New Generation Award from the Arts Foundation signals Shigeyuki Kihara’s growing recognition as a significant international artist, whose dynamic career includes, amongst others: a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2008); performances staged at such leading institutions as the Musée du Quai Branly, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand; and works featured in the Asia Pacific Triennial, Auckland Triennial and the upcoming Sakahan Quinquennial held at the National Gallery of Canada in May 2013.

Of Samoan and Japanese heritage, Kihara interrogates the ways that art, performance, and the public interact and prompt dialogue about understanding the complexities of humanity. Her oeuvre includes photographs, dance performance, video installations, and interactive community performances. Kihara’s work comments on issues such as colonialism, European representations of Indigenous peoples, gender, globalization, sexual minorities in the Pacific, and tourism.

In order to stimulate original research into the work of Shigeyuki Kihara, a public symposium will be held at the University of Otago on Saturday, 4 May. Sponsored by the Cultures, Histories and Identities in Film, Media and Literature Research Network of the University of Otago, this symposium coincides with a mid-career survey exhibition entitled ‘Undressing the Pacific’ that will be held at the Hocken Collections (20 April to 8 June).

This symposium will broadly interrogate Kihara’s creative work, artistic development, and the critical issues that it raises from diverse disciplinary perspectives. A key outcome of this symposium will be the publication of an edited, peer-reviewed quality-assured volume about Kihara’s broad body of work. Participation in the symposium will enable the volume’s authors to develop their ideas in critical dialogue with each other. Presentations selected for inclusion in the volume will be required to submit their completed manuscripts for review by 1 August 2013.

If you are interested in contributing to this symposium, please send a proposal (up to 300 words) and a 100-word biography. Your proposal should elaborate your research topic and clarify distinctive aspects of your disciplinary or methodological approach. In developing your proposal, keep in mind that both the symposium and the planned publication are being developed with the intention of attracting a diverse audience that encompasses academia, the New Zealand art world, the general public, and the Pacific community.

Proposals are due on 1 March in order to complete selection of participants by 10 March. Please send your proposals and any queries to: erika.wolf@otago.ac.nz
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 1 March 2013
Shigeyuki Kihara
Artist and Curator/Producer

http://shigeyukikihara.wordpress.com/
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