Tuesday, October 7
University of Hawai’i Art Gallery
Artist Walk-through for Binding & Looping: Transfer of Presence in Contemporary Pacific Art
Artists: Moana Nepia, Lisa Reihana, and Filipe Tohi
3:00-4:00 pm, Reception
Thursday, October 9,
5:15 – 5:50 pm, Reception
6:00-7:30 pm, Public Lecture
“Video in Contemporary Pacific Art”
Lisa Reihana, Intersections Visiting Artist
Lisa Reihana will be in residence from October 1 – 13, 2014 at the Department of Art & Art History, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM) through the Intersections Visiting Artist and Scholar Program. Her work comments on gender politics, cultural agency and museological interventions. Reihana’s video work will be presented in the exhibition Binding & Looping: Transfer of Presence in Contemporary Pacific Art, on view at the University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery from October 5 – December 5, 2014.
Lisa Reihana is of Nga Puhi: Ngati Hine and Ngai Tu descent. Her practice is wide-ranging and includes installation, moving image and time-based media, sculpture, photography, performance, costume, body adornment and text-based works. Her work comments on gender politics, cultural agency and museological interventions. Reihana completed a major commission Mai i te aroha, ko te aroha for Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington in 2008. A development of this work is included in Te PoOMatariki (2010) where Whirimako Black performs a karanga, the first sound heard on the marae in formal occasions and the call-and-response by senior Maori women as part of Maori welcoming ceremonies known as powhiri.