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GET YOUR FILL OF HASAN ELAHI – OCTOBER 29 + NOVEMBER 5
May 30, 2014

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HASAN ELAHI
Artist Talk
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:30pm
ART Auditorium

Lecture (with the UHM International Cultural Studies Program)
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at noon to 1:15pm
BURNS HALL room 2118

Hasan Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, transport, and borders and frontiers. His work has been presented in numerous exhibitions at venues such as SITE Santa Fe, Centre Georges Pompidou, Sundance Film Festival, Kassel Kulturbahnhof, The Hermitage, and at the Venice Biennale. Elahi was recently invited to speak about his work at the Tate Modern, Einstein Forum, the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, World Economic Forum, and at TED Global. His awards include grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, Art Matters Foundation, and a Ford Foundation/Phillip Morris National Fellowship. In 2010, he was an Alpert/MacDowell Fellow and in 2009, was Resident Faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Elahi is currently Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland where he is Director of Digital Cultures and Creativity in the Honors College. He will be an Artist in Residence at Shangri La from October 29-November 9, 2014 and a featured artist with the 2014 Honolulu Biennial.

co-sponsored with the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, UHM Center for South Asian Studies, and the UHM International Cultural Studies Program

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ART TALK BY SHIGEYUKI KIHARA – October 31 @2-3pm
October 23, 2014

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SHIGEYUKI KIHARA
“Shigeyuki Kihara: Artist as Performer”
Friday, October 31
2-3 pm, Public lecture
ART Auditorium

From Samoa and Aotearoa/ New Zealand, Shigeyuki Kihara is an interdisciplinary artist whose work engages in a variety of social, political and cultural issues. While currently working with photography, performance and video, Kihara often uses her body as an artistic medium to question colonial representations of the Pacific and the varying relationships between gender, race, culture and politics.

Kihara is a curator and well respected facilitator of educational and community based arts events. Her work has been presented at the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (Australia), Auckland Triennial (New Zealand), Sakahàn Quinquennial (Canada) and Daegu Photo Biennial (South Korea). In 2008, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York presented a solo exhibition of Kihara’s work entitled ‘Living Photographs’ featuring highlights of her interdisciplinary practice, followed by an acquisition of her works by the museum for their permanent collection. This year, Kihara’s work was acquired by the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Ohio and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Kihara’s work is the subject of a mid-career survey exhibition entitled Undressing the Pacific, organized and presented by the Hocken Collections, University of Otago in New Zealand. Undressing the Pacific is currently touring throughout museum institutions in New Zealand from 2013 till 2015.

Following the Shigeyuki Kihara’s lecture there will be a performance and installation event from 3-5 pm in Commons Gallery, Department of Art & Art History. This lecture is the closing event for the exhibition ArtSpeak (http://www.hawaii.edu/art/exhibitions+events/exhibitions/?p=523)

Co-sponsors: Honolulu Biennial and UHM’s Academy for Creative Media, American Studies, Center for Pacific Island Studies, Department of Art & Art History Department, Ethnic Studies, Museum Studies Program, and Samoan Studies.

Image credit: Photo by Greg Semu

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BINDING + LOOPING REVIEWED
October 20, 2014

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BINDING + LOOPING reviewed in StarAdvertiser. More Info on the exhibition and programs.

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MARY BABCOCK IN THIRST!
October 20, 2014

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Tapestry by MARY BABCOCK featured in Thirst! Thinking with our Senses: Transborder Art Exhibition
at the Columbia River Basin 2014 Conference “Learning From Our Past to Shape Our Future”
October 21-23
Doubletree Conference Hotel, Spokane, Washington

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THE EVERLASTING MATT SMITH
October 17, 2014

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MATT SMITH was a 23 year old ART major specializing in printmaking at the time of his untimely death. His parents Vince and Annette Smith established the Matt Smith Award to remember Matt’s legacy of creativity and generosity, and to help and encourage other art students.

Over the past 8 years, the Matt Smith Award has helped 24 students. The majority have stayed in the field after graduation. To help continue this legacy please consider contributing to the Matt Smith Award.

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TONY BROWN SOLO AT LOS ANGELES’ DCA FINE ART
October 12, 2014

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TONY BROWN’s solo coming soon to Los Angeles’ DCA FINE ARTS from October 25 to November 21

to attend a private opening on October 25 @5-8pm contact deliacabral@me.com

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ABI GOOD, NEXT UP AS ORVIS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
October 11, 2014

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ABI GOOD is the next Orvis Artist in the Museum Program at Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House. Museum guests are invited to collaborate with Abi for her installation Ugly Jugs by embelleshing wheel-thrown vessels to emulate a quirky pottery tradition out of the Appalachian region. Historically, the “ugly jug” was a vessel sculpted with the image of grotesque faces—to protect valuable household liquids from unwanted consumers.

Spalding House visitors are welcome to visit and work with Abi in the Surface Gallery Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays noon-4pm, Oct. 18 through Nov. 23.
Spalding House: 2411 Makiki Heights Dr., Honolulu, HI 96822

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EMILY MCILROY SOLO AT DORIS ULMAN GALLERY (KENTUCKY)
October 8, 2014

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WILDS / EMILY MCILROY
Solo Exhibition

ARTIST STATEMENT
Since the death of my twin brother in May 2007, I have endured suspension between a world I cannot yet enter, and a world to which I no longer feel I belong. Once-fixed horizons became unmoored, passages between points in time collapsed, and concealed specters suddenly emerged. My current research and studio practice centers on exploring these spatial and temporal dimensions of grief. Creating large-scale works on paper, I invoke forces and life forms of the natural world as metaphors for personal and universal experiences of loss, as well as on-going processes of healing. Emerging froma repetitive cycle of rendering and erasure, the creation of my pieces parallels an endless pursuit of reconciling past with present, duration with collapse, disjunction with continuity.

As author and spiritual teacher Joan Halifax observes, “The experience of grief often moves into the wilds, where the forces of the elements, as well as the presence of creatures, plants, land and water forms, the sky, and spirits conspire to break open the husk that has protected us from a deeper truth.” Looking to my own observations of these wilds, preeminently the ocean, I have aimed to pictorialize the physical and psychological features of this strange and unstable territory—that of the bereaved. Untethered to the physics of everyday life, my works seek to suggest entry into a world that is as haunting and sinister as it is suffused with hope for healing— an alien, wayward realm in which all is lost, and anything is possible.

at Doris Ulmann Galleries
November 16 – December 12, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION
November 2, 2-4PM
ARTIST TALK
November 3, 12PM

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YUMIKO GLOVER SOLO IN SEATTLE
October 3, 2014

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YUMIKO GLOVER will be presenting a solo exhibition at the Bryan Ohno Gallery (Seattle)

Moe, Elements of the Floating World
October 16 – November 29

Glover explores the popular Japanese Otaku subculture of animated films, games, manga and idols. Moe, describes something precious, such as idealized visions of youth and innocent femininity. The artist explains, “Through my work, I’m trying to examine the cultural, economic, historical and psychological reasons behind the phenomenon and the impact that they have in our daily lives.”

Artist Reception: 6-8pm Thursday, October 16
Artist Talk: 11am-noon on Saturday, October 18

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JONATHAN SWANZ @ GUCCI WAIKIKI
October 3, 2014

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JONATHAN SWANZ
November 6 – December 7
GUCCI WAIKIKI
a part of the Hawaii’s Modern Masters series

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