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‘Going Native’ by Yuki Kihara

Photo by Wonu Veys.

1 November 2022 – 8 January 2023.
Solo exhibition commissioned by The National Museum of World Cultures. Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, The Netherlands.

‘Going Native’ (2017/2022) series by interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara is an ongoing project which explore issues of cross-cultural exchanges and representations, including cultural identities in the contemporary and non-Indigenous constructions of the Pacific.

‘Going Native’ first began in 2017, when Kihara was a research fellow at the invitation of the National Museum of World Cultures in the Netherlands.

In her research, Kihara investigates the NMVW’s collection to generate provocations around issues of cross-cultural exchange and representation.

‘Going Native’ commissioned by the National Museum of World Cultures, is presented at the Museum Volkenkunde (National Museum of Ethnology), opening in November 2022 as part of the Taking Care Project co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.

The first iteration of ‘Going Native’ (2017/2022) series follows the members of Dutch-based cultural groups who feature as protagonists. Each of these participants is committed to the care and perpetuation of Indigenous cultures from Hawai’i, Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, for which they’ve been offered a blessing to perform songs and dances based their respective engagement with the traditional owners.

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