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 14
International Graduate Student ConferenceMānoa Campus, Jefferson Hall/Imin Center, East-West Center
Aloha Aina Fridays: Mini Olelo Hawaii Campus ToursMānoa Campus, Start at Bachman Lawn
Talk-story with Visiting Scholar Wong "Giyu" Kai LungMānoa Campus, Wist Hall 120
Data Science Fridays: Dr. Lingge LiMānoa Campus, Keller Hall 103
WRRC/‘Ike Wai SeminarMānoa Campus, Holmes Hall, Room 244
Study Abroad Info Meeting - Year in Kobe, JapanMānoa Campus, Moore 155A
Earth Sciences SeminarMānoa Campus, POST 723
Study Abroad Info Meeting - Year in Machida, JapanMānoa Campus, Moore 155A
The Last King of BaliMānoa Campus, The Kennedy Theatre