The Extended Hawaiian Body

March 4, 2018 - May 4, 2018
Mānoa Campus, Krauss Hall, John Young Museum of Art

Artists participating in this exhibition deal with various aspects of the Hawaiian body extended. This can involve "kino lau," the many physical forms taken by Hawaiian "akua" (deities) or "‘aumakua" (family deities), but the concept applies to other metaphoric extensions of the collective Hawaiian “body” as well. Artists may address aspects of (reactions to) colonialism as well as the post/colonial Hawaiian body.

This exhibition features the work of eight contemporary Hawaiian artists: Maile Andrade, Kaili Chun, Kaui Chun, April Drexel, Noelle Kahanu, Kapulani Landgraf, Marques Marzan,and Maika'i Tubbs.

Dr. Deborah Waite, professor of Pacific art history, is curator of the exhibition.


Sunday, March 4, 2018

12:00 3 exhibitions open: "The Extended Hawaiian Body," "2018 MFA Thesis Exhibitions" (The Art Gallery, UHM); "Material Slip," Commons Gallery

2:30 – 3:00 gallery talk by visiting artist Io Palmer, Commons Gallery

3:00 – 5:00 combined opening reception, Art Building courtyard

April 2018

Artists talks (to be announced)

Gallery hours + admission:

Mon. – Fri. 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Closed Saturdays & Sundays; Prince Kūhiō Day, Mar. 26; Good Friday, Mar. 30; Easter, Apr. 1.

By appointment: Spring Break, Mar. 26 – 30.

Free admission. Donations are appreciated. Parking fees may apply.

Image: Kapulani Landgraf

"Hihia," 2018

silver gelatin collage with iron nails

Courtesy: The Art Gallery, UHM. Photographer: Darby Jones

Ticket Information
Hours: see above

Event Sponsor
Art & Art History, Mānoa Campus

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