Inundation: Art and Climate Change in the PacificJanuary 19, 2020 - February 28, 2020
Mānoa Campus, Art Building, The Art Gallery
"Inundation" refers to both the watery disasters of climate change and the overwhelming emotions they evoke. This exhibition, curated by Jaimey Hamilton Faris, Associate Professor at the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, features work by Mary Babcock, Kaili Chun, DAKOgamay, James Jack, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Joy Lehuanani Enomoto, Charles Lim, and Angela Tiatia.
Based in the Pacific, these artists experience the climate emergency as an extension of long-term colonial, extractive and developmental forces that have made their communities especially vulnerable. The exhibition will also be on view at the Donkey Mill Art Center, Holualoa, Hawai‘i, from March 28 – June 26, 2020.
This major group show consists of multi-media videos, installations, and community performance projects, many of which have been conceived for this exhibition. Artists address climate justice situations in Hawai‘i, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu, the Philippines, Okinawa, and Singapore. As curator Hamilton Faris writes the exhibition “create[s] a space to process raw emotions, inspire collective imagination, and generate capacity for creative, actionable, and communal responses to our watery climate.”
Events + Programs (events are free and open to the public)
Sunday, January 19
1:30 — 3:00 p.m., Artist talks
3:00 — 5:00 p.m., Opening reception with poetry by Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner
Tuesday, January 21
4:00 — 7:30 p.m., Water Talks: Climate Justice in the Pacific, Ho'okupu Center
Thursday, January 23
4:00 — 7:30 p.m., Water Talks II: Climate Justice in the Pacific, The Art Gallery
Saturday, January 25
9:00 — 11:00 a.m., Honolulu Community Walk, starting at KIPUKA
2:00 — 5:00 p.m., Honolulu Solutions Workshop, Box Jelly Ward Village
Tuesday, February 18
1:30 — 3:00 p.m., Sensing Policy with Sarah Wiebe and Lala Nuss, The Art Gallery
Thursday, February 27
6:00 — 8:00 p.m., Interference Patterns with Drew Broderick, Art Auditorium
Image: Angela Tiatia, "Holding On," 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore.
Free admission. Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sun. 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 20; Presidents Day, Feb. 17. Parking fees may apply on weekdays; parking is free on Sundays.
Art & Art History, Mānoa Campus
Friday, February 21
What Does the Internet Know About You?Kapiʻolani Campus, Lama Library
Atmospheric Sciences Final OralMānoa Campus, Post 414
Atmospheric Sciences PhD DissertationMānoa Campus, IPRC Conference Room, POST 414
Marriage, Love, and War in the Age of the French RevolutionMānoa Campus, Sakamaki A201
Improving Forecasts of Extreme Rainfall: PRECIP 2020:Special ATMO Dept SeminarMānoa Campus, POST Building, 4th Floor, Room 414, I.P.R.C. Conference Room
Aloha Aina Fridays: Dialogue CircleMānoa Campus, Hawaii Hall Quad (Grassy Area)
Earth Sciences SeminarMānoa Campus, POST 723
Book Talk with Professor Andrea FreemanMānoa Campus, Law School Moot Courtroom
Riley Lee and Enigma QuartetMānoa Campus, Orvis Auditorium