June 30, 2022

Contemporary Hum: An interview with the curators of Paradise Camp

CONTEMPORARY HUM Natalie, you said that you went on-site to Sāmoa during the filming of Paradise Camp. Was that your first time there and first time meeting the local Fa‘afafine community with Yuki Kihara? How was this experience and, in […]
June 30, 2022

Contemporary HUM: An interview with Yuki Kihara

Traversing the topics of small island ecologies, queer rights and decolonisation, Yuki Kihara’s Paradise Camp at La Biennale di Venezia 2022 marks a number of firsts for Aotearoa New Zealand’s national pavilion as the artist selected is Pasifika, Asian and […]
June 30, 2022

North & South: Paradise Camp

In a groundbreaking exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale, art, history and gender lines are redrawn, bringing Pacific fabulousness to the sinking city. The South Pacific has arrived at the 2022 Biennale di Venezia in a wave of lush, glorious […]
October 16, 2021

New Zealand confirms Yuki Kihara’s exhibition title and pavilion location for Biennale Arte 2022

Small island ecologies, climate change, queer rights, Gauguin’s gaze, intersectionality and decolonization; these are just some of the topics explored by award-winning interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara for the New Zealand pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale […]
January 25, 2021

Celebrating Yuki Kihara

Pātaka hosts Yuki Kihara, for evening of art, wine and food. To kick off 2021, Pātaka is hosting a gala cocktail event to celebrate the work of renowned international artist Yuki Kihara, Aotearoa New Zealand’s representative at the 59th International […]
May 27, 2020

New dates for the Biennale Arte

Last week, news reached us that the Venice Biennale Arte has been postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19, and will now take place from 23 April to 27 November 2022. Despite the set-back, Creative New Zealand is fully committed and […]