Shigeyuki Kihara "Living Photographs"

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

poster for Shigeyuki Kihara "Living Photographs"

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This exhibition presents photographs by Shigeyuki Kihara, a Samoan-born multimedia and performance artist who uses photography to explore themes of Pacific culture, identity, colonialism, indigenous spirituality, stereotypes, gender roles, and consumerism. The inspiration for her work comes from a variety of sources, including nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photographs that contributed to ideas—some imagined—about life in the Pacific Islands. During the exhibition, Kihara will also perform Taualuga: The Last Dance. The performance combines photography, traditional dance, audio, and historical costume to form a tribute to the many leaders and people of Samoa.



from October 07, 2008 to February 01, 2009

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