Cephalopod Interface

October 12, 2015 - October 23, 2015
Mānoa Campus, Commons Gallery Add to Calendar

Artist RYUTA NAKAJIMA brings together multiple artists and their works based on the theme of cephalopods. For centuries, cephalopod, such as octopus, squid and cuttlefish, has fascinated artists and artisans across many coastline cultures. It has been represented in murals, mosaics, paintings, tattoos, figurines, toys, consumer products, sculptures, jewelry, etc.

This exhibition attempts to investigate this deep cultural kinship towards cephalopod which may include emotional, socio-political, formal, metaphorical, nutritional, biological, environmental and religious factors. Furthermore, using cephalopod as a vehicle, this exhibition is an attempt to create a truly valuable interdisciplinary platform to discuss the current trends in both art and science. This, in tern, will comparatively help deeper understanding of humanity and its position. This exhibition at the Commons Gallery will feature international artists.


Monday, October 12

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. CONVERSATION IN THE COMMONS GALLERY with Margaret McFall-Ngai + Ryuta Nakajima,

11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Reception

McFall-Ngai is a professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research program focuses on questions in the frontier field of the role of beneficial bacteria in health and disease. Dr. McFall-Ngai, in collaboration with microbiologists and biochemists, developed the use of a simple animal model system, the squid-vibrio association, for the study of the establishment and maintenance of an animal-bacterial symbiosis.

Nakajima is an artist who teaches at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Ticket Information
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 - 4:00. Admission is free. Parking fees may apply.

Event Sponsor
Art + Art History, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Sharon Tasaka, 956-8364, gallery@hawaii.edu, http://www.hawaii.edu/art/exhibitions+events/exhibitions/?p=1262

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