A Study of a Samoan Savage,YUKI KIHARA

Yuki Kihara explores the histories of motion photography and its role in establishing classifications of race, gender, the human body, the science of movement and human evolution.

Shigeyuki Kihara is firmly positioned as one of New Zealand’s and the Pacific’s most interesting and innovative artists.  Working across a range of media, including photography, performance and video, she has built a comprehensive art and curatorial practice that examines gender roles, the (mis)representation of Pacific peoples and cultural practices within a colonial European framework, and the past, present and future societal issues seen in a colonial and post-colonial Pacific world. 

Her work took centre stage in 2012 as paramount winner of the 21st Wallace Art Awards and recipient of a New Generation Awards from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand.  Within NZ her work can be found in most public collections including Te Papa Tongarewa, the Auckland Art Gallery, the University of Auckland, Massey University, and the Waikato Museum of Art and History.  International collections include the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney Australia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney Australia; Tjibaou Cultural Centre, New Caledonia; University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, U.K, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Opening Preview Friday 28th August 2015

29th August – 23rd September 2015
Milford Galleries
18 Dowling Street
Dunedin

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