ICSP Speaker Series: Lisa Reihana | Skinflicks

October 6, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Zoom Webinar Add to Calendar

Join us on October 6 for a presentation by Māori artist Lisa Reihana entitled ‘Skinflicks.’ “The art world offered me a freedom as new forms video practice emerged, here was an opportunity to challenge and further late nineteen-eighties New Zealand society. My attempts to decolonize the visual language of that time led to questioning: what does it mean to be a first generation urban artist in Auckland, New Zealand - the largest Pacific city in the world? How does gender affect access to indigenous knowledge? I will share some of the resulting strategies in my attempt to both normalize and transcend ideas of what it is to be Māori.” — Lisa Reihana Date? Wednesday, October 6, 2021 Time? 12:00 to 1:15PM Where? Zoom Webinar. Register here: https://hawaii.zoom.us/.../regi.../WN_8xl-qnibQPC41_97MEGCLA About the artist: Lisa Reihana Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Tūteauru, Ngati Hine, Ngāi Tūpoto Through a pioneering practice combining photography, video and installation, Reihana's philosophy is ‘making’ rather than ‘taking’. The collaborative nature of Reihana’s practice is made possible with the help of her family, numerous friends and fellow artists who appear in her portraiture photographs and ancestral narratives. Her work has been exhibited in museums, art galleries, and art festivals around the world. In 2017, she represented Aotearoa/ New Zealand at the Venice Biennale with Emissaries which included in 'Pursuit of Venus [Infected]'. A retort to Josef Dufour’s 1804 French scenic wallpaper 'Les Sauvages De La Mer Pacifique', performers are superimposed upon Dufour’s whimsical Tahitian landscape, with vignettes that explore meetings between Polynesian ancestors and early European explorers. Historic characters such as Captain James Cook present glimpses into some of the darker ‘infected’ moments of those encounters. This event is co-sponsored by the East-West Center Arts Program and UH Mānoa Department of Art and Art History. Hosted by Gaye Chan, UH Mānoa Department of Art and Art History.

Ticket Information
Free with registration

Event Sponsor
International Cultural Studies Certificate Program, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Marina George, 8088596232, culture@hawaii.edu

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