Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Shigeyuki Kihara awarded 2014 Samoa Artist-In-Residence

Interdisciplinary artist Shigeyuki Kihara awarded 2014 Samoa Artist-In-Residence

Internationally acclaimed Samoan interdisciplinary artist Shigeyuki Kihara will undertake a three-month artist residency at the National University of Samoa from August to October.

Offered by the university in partnership with Creative New Zealand the residency gives Pasifika artists, resident in New Zealand, an opportunity to develop their skills and practice.

A native of Samoa, Shigeyuki Kihara is an interdisciplinary artist whose work engages in a variety of social, political and cultural issues. Often referencing history, her work explores the varying relationships between gender, race, culture and politics.

During her residency at the National University of Samoa Kihara will engage with the students and the local arts community by:

· presenting a series of lectures based on her work and works of other artist in New Zealand and internationally

· collaborating with selected artists from diverse disciplines based in Samoa to explore the themes and ideas behind their work

· presenting a paper at the Third Samoa Conference hosted by the National University of Samoa

· researching future projects to be held in Samoa.

“We are delighted to have Shigeyuki undertake this residency. Her work is attracting international attention and we are excited to see how she will use this opportunity to further her practice and unique perspective,” says Arts Council Pacific representative Luamanuvao Winnie Laban.

Kihara’s works and performances have been presented internationally, including the Asia Pacific Triennial (2002), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (solo exhibition, 2008), Auckland Triennial (2009), Sakahàn Quinquennial (2013) and Daegu Photo Biennial (2014). Kihara is a recipient of the New Generation Award from the Arts Foundation (2012) and Paramount Winner of the 21st Annual Wallace Art Award (2012). Past residencies include Theater Hebbel um Ufer, Berlin (2012) and International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York (2013).

Her current national touring exhibition is titled Shigeyuki Kihara; Undressing the Pacific – a mid-career survey spanning over a decade of her practice organised by Hocken Collections of University of Otago. The exhibition was recently presented at Auckland’s Wallace Arts Centre and will open at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History in Palmerston North on 18 July.

The annual Creative New Zealand and the National University of Samoa Artist-in-Residence provides up to $15,000 for an artist’s stipend, accommodation and travel costs. Established by the former Pacific Arts Committee of Creative New Zealand in 2006, previous recipients include Lemi Ponifasio, the Vahine Collective, Tiffany Singh, Jim Vivieaere, Nathaniel Lees and Fiona Collins.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: The Typewriter Factory

I finished reading Don’t Dream It’s Over not long after it came out last August. I even started writing a review, which took something of an ‘I’m sorry people, but it’s already over’ approach. I’ve been pretty negative about journalism as it’s practiced in the mainstream (or MSM, or corporate media or liberal media or whatever terminology you prefer) for quite some time (see for example Stop the Press), and I believe the current capitalist media model is destructive and can’t be reformed. More>>

Sheep Update: Solo World Shearing Record Broken In Southland

Southland shearer Leon Samuels today set a new World solo eight-hours strongwool ewe-shearing after a tally of 605 in a wool shed north of Gore. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Dick Frizzell At The Solander Gallery

One of the most influential and celebrated contemporary Pop artists working in New Zealand, Dick Frizzell is mostly known for his appropriation of kitsch Kiwiana icons, which he often incorporates into cartoon-like paintings and lithographs. Not content with adhering to one particular style, he likes to adopt consciously unfashionable styles of painting, in a manner reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein. More>>

Old Music: Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces NZ Tour

Following his recent sold out North American and UK tours, Adam Ant is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of his landmark KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER album with a newly-remastered reissue (Sony Legacy) and Australasian tour. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Looking Back

Writing a memoir that appeals to a broad readership is a difficult undertaking. As an experienced communicator, Lloyd Geering keeps the reader’s interest alive through ten chapters (or portholes) giving views of different aspects of his life in 20th-century New Zealand. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Purple (and Violet) Prose

This is the second recent conjoint publication by Reeve and Stapp; all to do with esoteric, arcane and obscure vocabulary – sesquipedalian, anyone – and so much more besides. Before I write further, I must stress that the book is an equal partnership between words and images and that one cannot thrive without the other. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news