Join us Friday, May 4, 2 p.m., DARC 206, for a talk by internationally renowned artist Kaili Chun, "Veritas."
Kaili Chun is a sculptor and installation artist based in Hawaii. Her works address ideas of containment and exposure, agency and restraint. Process and materials transform physical spaces into unique environments commenting on contemporary issues in her work. She often constructs narratives through symbols and objects that address the impact of historical events on the present day. Organic elements are sometimes included in her pieces, and the changes they undergo during the course of an exhibition metaphorically reference the nature of culture as an evolutionary process.
Numerous museums and galleries such as the Landesmuseum, (Hannover, Germany); University of Alaska Museum; Linden Museum, (Stuttgart, Germany); Museum of Art & Design, (New York, USA); Sacred Circle Gallery, (Washington, USA); The Contemporary Museum, (Honolulu, Hawaii); the Wing Luke Museum (Seattle); Galerie Rasch, Kassel, Germany and the Honolulu Museum of Art have exhibited Chun’s installations.
This event is part of Pacific Island Worlds: Transpacific Dis/Positions, a symposium which brings together artists and scholars to creatively chart a course for Pacific Island Studies in the 21st Century.