A Study of a Samoan Savage – Yuki Kihara

Yuki Kihara’s large format photographs and a life-size projection investigate the historical and ongoing fetishising of Samoan men.

A Study of a Samoan Savage responds, in part, to the recent problematic treatment of Polynesian men as powerful but primitive players in rugby culture. Large format photographs and a life-size projection are displayed alongside rare archives to critique the historical and ongoing fetishising of Samoan men as athletic specimens.

Image credit: Yuki Kihara, Nose Width with Vernier Caliper, 2015.

All ages.

Warning: Images include nudity, parental guidance advised.

Saturday 27 February to Sunday 22 May 2016
10am to 4.30pm, daily
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery
420 Titirangi Road
Titirangi

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