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Spring 2011(download this schedule as PDF)

amundson Garth Amundson & Pierre Gour
Wednesday, January 12 @ 6pm – ART Auditorium

Garth Amundson and Pierre Gour have been working collaboratively for twenty-five years. Their recent work Penetrating Cuts is a photo-based investigation of masculinity, domestic motifs, immigration, and identity politics. Using historical archived photos as source materials they then deconstruct the figures by cutting out certain identity markers such as the face or eyes allowing the passing light to play a role. Penetrating Cuts is currently on view at Gallery Gowoon in South Korea.

wang Wang Qingsong
Friday, Jan 14 @ 6pm – ART Auditorium
Cosponsored with The Contemporary Museum

Wang Qingsong's photographic work explores the rapidly changing political, social, and cultural identities of China and Western influences on Chinese culture. Qingsong uses large scales, rich colors and themes of overabundance in his work to critique the westernization of China. He received his degree from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1991. He has exhibited internationally in London, Germany, Beijing, Australia, Tokyo, and many other major cities the world over.

boom Irma Boom (residency 2/14-24)
Lecture on Wednesday, February 23 @ 6pm – ART Auditorium

Dutch Graphic Designer Irma Boom has concentrated on book design for most of her career. She is know for designing an unique experience of reading that reflects the contents and authors of her books. In 1996, she was commissioned to design SVH's centenary Think Book. Printed on a paper Boom invented, the book has 2,136 pages with no page numbers or index, designed to suit the haptic experience of discovery through coincidence. Her design of Shelia Hicks: Weaving as a Metaphor was awarded the gold medal for "Most Beautiful Book in the World" at the Liepzig Book Fair in 2007. Its pure white soft and ragged edges intimate the experience of the artist's weaving discussed inside the book.

binkley Andrew Binkley
Wednesday, March 9 @ 6pm – ART Auditorium
Cosponsored with The Contemporary Museum

In 1996 Andrew Binkley attended Kansas City Art Institute, and after two years left school in order to travel throughout China which led to his ordaining as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. Throughout Binkley's work as an artist, he has utilized a variety of media and approaches, in particular photography and video installation, to uncover and explore our notions of time and patterns of human behavior. Drawing upon his experience as a Buddhist monk, Binkley investigates the relationship of cause and effect, and our own relationship with patterns of condition arising and passing away. Binkley's work has been exhibited internationally and will be on display at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu at First Hawaiian Center.

grabowski Arti Grabowski : Political Theatre (residency 3/29 - 4/11)
Solo Performance :
3/30 @ 7 pm, The Venue, 1144 Bethel St.
UHM Workshops :
3/29, 3/31, 4/5, 4/7 from 12 - 2:45 pm
3/29, 3/31, 4/5, 4/7 from 6:30 – 9:15 pm
Workshop Performance :
4/8 @ 6 pm, thirtyninehotel, 39 N. Hotel Street

Arti Grabowski received his MA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland with a concentration in Multimedia and Performance. Grabowski is a member of Fort Sztuki Association, and has worked collaboratively for many years with "Body Snatchers" Alternative Theatre. He uses his body, the audience, and everydaysettings to create performances that are strong, full of energy and humor, but alsowield thoughtful criticism about the effects of socialist and democratic systems on

tomitaToshiaki Tomita
Layover Lecture : Thursday, April 28 at noon in Room 101

Toshiaki Tomita received his BA [1994] and MFA [1996] from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Tomita explores the intersection of art and life through narration, storytelling and socially-engaged artwork. He works across media in performance, installation, photography, video, drawing and painting. Tomita has exhibited internationally in Japan, Denmark, China, Korea, as well as conduct workshops with communities in Japan, Denmark, and Norway.






[university of hawai'i at manoa]
department of art and art history

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