Urban Art from the Pacific Rim

Urban Art from the Pacific Rim

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: 1130 & 1316 Hart Hall

Urban Art from the Pacific Rim

The lecture is being held in conjunction with the exhibition NIU PASIFIK: Urban art from the Pacific Rim which includes contemporary artwork from throughout the Pacific. Artists are from Aotearoa (New Zealand), the Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, Niue, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. The exhibition features multi-media work including graph art, painting, drawing, animation, hip-hop music video, sculpture, photography, tattoo, installation, embroidery / textile and street fashion.

It is based upon fifteen years of curatorial collaboration between Giles Peterson and the artists. The diversity of ethnicities, artwork styles, and gender invokes a wide range of discussion. There has never been an exhibit like this in the region and it has already generated interest from within the Pacific Islander community, including collaboration with the DeYoung Museum and other organizations in the bay area.

The event will benefit the campus and regional community by learning more about established and emerging artists who address many of the same social and political issues faced by the Indigenous, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities locally. The event is free and open to the public and will be held late in the day to accommodate public interest.

This event is sponsored by Gorman Museum, Native American Studies, LGBT Resource Center, Cross Cultural Center, APASA, OCCR, California Cultures Initiative, and Davis Humanities Institute.

For more information please contact: vpassalacqua@ucdavis.edu

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