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October 5 – December 5, 2014

Binding and Looping: Transfer of Presence in Contemporary Pacific Art brings together artists from Hawai‘i and the Pacific for whom fiber and concepts of binding are both a respected tradition and an inspiration for contemporary art. In their individual ways, these artists consider their indigenous binding and looping customs and at the same time incorporate different media to create new works in sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting, and video. The exhibition includes work by artists from Hawai‘i, Tonga, New Zealand, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Micronesia. Dr. Deborah Waite, professor of Pacific art history at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, is the curator. The artists include: Bernice Akamine, Maile Andrade, Kaili Chun, Brett Graham, Patsy Herman, Angelina Jilak, Florence Jaukae, Noelle Kahanu, Cathy Kata, Maria Kenda, Kapulani Landgraf, Marques Marzan, Moana Nepia, Ani O’Neill, Su‘a Sulu‘ape Petelo Alaiva‘a, Lisa Reihana, Filipe Tohi, Maika‘i Tubbs, Michel Tuffery, Sheyne Tuffery, Christina Wirihana.

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PUBLIC EVENTS (all events are free)
Sunday, October 5

Tuesday, October 7

Thursday, October 9

    5:15 – 5:50 pm

    6 – 7:30 pm
    Lecture / Video in Contemporary Pacific Art Lisa Reihana

Tuesday, October 21

Tuesday, October 28

Friday, October 31
Closing events for ARTSPEAK

    2 – 3 pm (ART Auditorium)
    Lecture / Shigeyuki Kihara

    3 – 5 pm (Commons Gallery)
    Performance + Installation Event / PACS 492 Students

Sunday, November 2

Sunday, November 9

Monday, November 10

    10 – 11:30 am (ART Building, Room 364)
    Demonstration + Presentation on her research on Hawaiian dyes, their sources and applications in traditional and contemporary art. / Bernice Akamine

Thursday, December 4

    4 – 6 pm (Art Gallery)
    Book + Album Launch / Streaming
    With Allison Hedge Coke (Distinguished Writer-in-Residence) and her band Rd Klā. Special appearance by poet Sherwin Bitsui.
    Co-sponsored by the Dept. of English + Creative Writing Program, UHM.

Friday, December 5

    6 – 7:30 pm (Art Gallery)
    Closing Installation + Performance by UHM students and visiting students in Pacific Studies from the Australian National University.
    Co-sponsored by the Center for Pacific Island Studies, UHM; Dept. of Art + Art History, UHM; the School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU. / For more info: Moana Nepia

Events are subject to change without notice.