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Yuki Kihara Talk on ‘Paradise Camp’

Yuki Kihara standing in front of artwork.

Yuki Kihara. Photo: Luke Walker

Artist Yuki Kihara presents her critically acclaimed exhibition, Paradise Camp.

This event is part of Making Spaces, the talk series hosted by Te Waka Tūhura Elam School of Fine Arts and Design. It aims to make space for artists and art professionals to share their practice and research.

In April 2022, the New Zealand pavilion unveiled artist Yuki Kihara’s critically acclaimed exhibition entitled Paradise Camp, curated by Natalie King, presented in the Arsenale as part of the 59th Venice Biennale.

Paradise Camp is an immersive installation comprised of 12 tableau photographs, a single-channel video and a Vārchive that explores small island ecologies, queer rights, intersectionality and decolonisation. The production involved over 100 people, and most of it took place in the Independent State of Sāmoa, where she’s been living and working for the past 11 years.

In this talk, Kihara will present on Paradise Camp along with the global outreach program she initiated during the Venice Biennale, including the Firsts Solidarity Network and the Talanoa Forum – an online and in-person gathering presented in partnership with the New Institute for Environmental Humanities of the Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice, the University of Melbourne, the National Museum of World Cultures, The Netherlands and the Ministry of Pacific Peoples.

Visit University of Auckland’s website to register for the free talk with Yuki Kihara on Monday 22 Aug 2022, 5:30pm.