october, 2021

tue19oct(oct 19)11:00 amsat11dec(dec 11)6:00 pmSāmoan Hxstories, Screens, and Intimacies II (Histoires, Écrans, Et Intimités Samoans II)Category:Exhibition,FREE,iNdigital Space,iNfestival2021


October 19 (Tuesday) 11:00 am - December 11 (Saturday) 6:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Event Details

Sāmoan Hxstories, Screens, and Intimacies II spans 2013 – 2021, focusing attention on artists Christopher Ulutupu, DB Amorin, Isi, Louisa Afoa, Pelenakeke Brown, and Talia Smith whose works process colonial displacement and diaspora as well as embodied visual and performative languages. These artists attest to the complexity of navigating the present capitalist order and projecting into sovereign futurities beyond the hierarchies of race, class, power, and anthropology.

Curator: Dr. Léuli Eshrāghi (Sāmoan/Persian/Cantonese)

Aritists: Christopher Ulutupu (Sāmoan/Niuean/German) | DB Amorin (Sāmoan/Azorean Portuguese) | Brian Fuata (Sāmoan | Isi (Sāmoan/Uvean)| Louisa Afoa (Sāmoan/Pākehā) | Pelenakeke Brown (Sāmoan/Pākehā) | Talia Smith (Cook Island/Sāmoan/Pākehā)

A Space Gallery
October 19, 2021 – December 11, 2021

Christopher Ulutupu’s practice explores landscape, photography, and colonial narratives. He seeks to recontextualize and reimagine stereotypes through video and performance, offering new explorations of colonization and diaspora.

DB Amorin is an artist from Honolulu currently living and working in New Jersey. He works within video, expanded audio, and augmented environments and is a founding member of Public Annex.

Brian Fuata works in the improvisation of live or mediated performance, writing and objects. He uses performance, persona, and public speaking to produce a dumb zone of dramatic affects.

Isi is an emerging artist based between Tacoma and Honolulu.

Louisa Afoa holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from the Auckland University of Technology. Louisa co-founded the now archived art criticism platform #500words and is co-director of the artist-run space RM Gallery.

Pelenakeke Brown is an interdisciplinary, disabled artist whose practice spans art, writing, and performance. She is currently the Artistic Director of Touch Compass, a disability-led performance company. 

Talia Smith is an artist and curator interested in notions of time, memory, and ruin, with a particular focus on photographic and time-based practices. 

Curator: Dr. Léuli Eshrāghi is a Sāmoan/Persian/Cantonese interdisciplinary artist, writer, curator, and researcher working between Australia and Canada whose practice spans performance, moving image, writing, and installation.


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