Artist Talk: Not Sardonic, Not Cynical, A Response to White Institution
Friday May 03 04:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
About the Lecture:
Join Honolulu Biennial 2019 visiting artist Nicholas Galanin at Doris Duke Theatre for a captivating discussion and visit his current work on display at Honolulu Museum of Art. A multidisciplinary Tlingit/Unangax̂ artist, Galanin's work offers perspective rooted in connection to land and an intentionally broad engagement with contemporary culture. For over a decade, Galanin has been embedding incisive observation into his work, investigating and expanding intersections of culture and concept in form, image and sound. Galanin's works embody critical thought. They are vessels of knowledge, culture and technology—inherently political, generous, unflinching, and poetic.
Galanin's Honolulu Biennial 2019 work titled We Dreamt Deaf is featured at Honolulu Museum of Art. A taxidermied polar bear seems to crawl forward dragging its back half, which is flattened and splayed into a rug as if melting. For Nicholas, the work is a provocative statement about climate change, as the bear was shot in Shishmaref, Alaska, where the effects of climate change are thought to be among the most dramatic in the world.
This event is free with RSVP via the link above.