Yuki Kihara: A Study of a Samoan Savage

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The new series, A Study of a Samoan Savage, is comprised of two broad themes – the histories of motion photography and anthropometry - explored together.

Presented in film noir cinematographic spirit, this powerful, allegorical series features a mythical character (Maui), a Polynesian demi-god performing a variety of movements, documented as ‘motion-photography.’

A native of Samoa, Yuki Kihara is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is characterised by investigations into memory, post/de/colonialism, temporality and aesthetics often exploring the experience of peoples in the Pacific region and their diaspora; and the varying relationships and intersections between gender, race, sexuality, culture and politics.

Dates & Times

  • Sat, November 18, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Sun, November 19, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Mon, November 20, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Tue, November 21, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Wed, November 22, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Thu, November 23, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Fri, November 24, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Sat, November 25, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Sun, November 26, 2017 (10:00am to 4:00pm)

More information

LocationWhangarei Art Museum, Town Basin, Dent Street, Whangarei
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Cost No Charge
RestrictionsAll Ages

Venue details

AddressTown Basin, Dent Street
Phone(09) 430 4240
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About this Venue

The Art Museum opened in June 1996 in an historical arts and crafts building in beautiful Cafler Park adjacent to the cultural amenities of Forum North Theatre and the conservatory and Fernery.

It is the public gallery of the city and district and custodian of the extensive city art collection. The Museum is also the venue for national touring exhibitions and internally curated exhibitions and public programmes.