CONTACT 3017

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    Kosta Kulundzic, 'Pipeline 3017,' center panel of triptych, oil on canvas.

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    Matt Ching, 'Paradise', Still from 3D animation.

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    Melissa Chimera, 'Inheritance,' Haleakala, oil on canvas.

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    Jan Becket, 'The Land is the Sea’s: Ala, Kalaeloa,' Black and white photograph.

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    Jennifer Goya, 'Ordnance Ordinance.' Still from single-channel video.

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April 01, 2017 - April 16, 2017
Honolulu Museum of Art School


Exhibition Overview

Pu‘uhonua Society presents the fourth annual CONTACT exhibition titled 3017: Hawai‘i in a Thousand Years.

CONTACT 3017 asks artists to take on the role of futurologists, dwelling in predictions and prophecies. Artist were asked to forecast the unknown, to imagine and hypothesize possible and probable (or impossible and improbable) futures in Hawai‘i and investigate the worldviews, ideologies, and myths that support them. Climate change and rising/falling sea levels, nationalism and decentralization of power, globalization and resource distribution, are just some of the many issues we face locally and globally.

This year's juror is the art collective Paradise Cove

This exhibition is supported by Pu‘uhonua Society, Nā Mea Hawai‘i, and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Public programming

All public programming is free unless otherwise indicated below.

Opening party
April 1, • 5-9pm
Honolulu Museum of Art School 

Still Here: Survivalist Conversations
April 4 • 6:30pm
Surfjack Hotel 

Keanu Sai - Hawaiian Kingdom Futures
April 6 • 6:30-8pm 

A Universe of Islands
Printmaking workshop with UH Art Club
April 8 • 10am-1pm 

Ala Wai centennial workshop with Sean Connelly
Honolulu Museum of Art School
April 9 • 4pm 

Mauna Loa to Mars:
Architecture Futures for Extreme Environments
April 11 • 6:30pm

Human space travel and colonizing distant planets no longer exist only in the futuristic narratives of science fiction. From August 2015-2016, Tristan Bassingthwaighte (D.Arch candidate UH-Mānoa) joined the fourth Hawaii Space Exploration Analog Simulation (HI SEAS) mission, a yearlong Mars-simulation program on the slopes of Mauna Loa on Hawaiʻi Island.

Bassingthwaighte works on architecture and design for extreme environments and outer space, with a focus on the physical, social, and psychological needs of future scientists and astronauts. He will speak with visitors about his experience in the simulation and present parts of his doctoral research.

Behind the exhibition with PARADISE COVE
April 13 • 6:30pm
Join the curators for a guided tour of the exhibition.

Agroforestry and Food
Honolulu Museum of Art School
April 15 • 2pm 

Film screening: Fantastic Planet
April 15 • 7pm
Doris Duke Theatre
Tickets required.

State of the Arts Conversation
April 23 • 4pm
Doris Duke Theatre
Free but registration is required as space is limited. RSVP at ddt@honolulumuseum.org