New exhibit at the Honolulu Museum of Art showcases issues of urgency in Hawaii

New exhibit at the Honolulu Museum of Art showcases issues of urgency in Hawaii

HONOLULU (KHON2) — In September, a new show at the Honolulu Museum of Artwork (HoMA) opened up titled ‘Artists of Hawai’i Now,’ and it is an exhibit discovering some of the most urgent challenges of Hawaii’s time and area.

KHON2 explored inside of to verify out more and was joined by just one of the exhibit’s co-curators, Marlene Siu.

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It is fascinating when a job like this new show arrives about it is not just for display screen but there is also a purpose that is really driving it, as perfectly. KHON2 asked Siu to share what this show is about and what attendees can anticipate to see.

“HoMA’s significant fall exhibition characteristics 13 site-specific, world-course artwork by 18 Hawai’i-based artists,” described Siu. “You’ll uncover a huge spectrum of mediums in this exhibition. Any where from new engineering to far more conventional techniques, like textile and ceramics.  And you are going to also discover that all the work listed here converse to examine problems of our time and spot.”

The exhibit is a excellent issue to have and to touch upon in each of these items. KHON2 then asked Siu: What is an case in point, and how is this piece contributing to that urgency?

She said a terrific example would be a piece by Jennifer Goya:

“It’s a piece that asks audiences to physically engage with the piece by stepping on these flooring sensors. And as you move on the floor sensor, you will see that the screen on the monitors start to adjust. And so, you’ll get a diverse expertise from every single sensor, and what this piece is seriously bringing awareness to is Quick ‘Ohi’a Dying and the cultural and environmental importance of ‘Ohi’a Lehua to Hawai’i and really asking guests to genuinely imagine about their personal engagement in conservation,” Siu described.

Each individual piece has a ‘call to action’ for visitors. KHON2 also requested Siu: As a complete — as a museum — what is then the much larger ‘call to action’ for company as they leave this exhibit?

“The larger ‘call to action’ would be first for visitors to arrive and working experience these will work as a beginning position — to truly commence to interact with these various concerns that are impacting Hawai’i and our international community, and then viewing that these challenges are not independent, they are all related by some means. 

Marlene Siu, a single of the exhibit’s co-curators

“So, this exhibition would be a starting off issue for them to then test to come across out far more facts on how they could get associated with various associates who have labored with artists as element of this exhibition,” Siu reported.

‘Artists of Hawai’i Now’ opened up Sept. 16 and will carry on this yr until Jan. 16, 2022.

Starting next week, however, the museum will be offering a suite of general public plans that only broaden these troubles currently being spoken within this show — from artist talks to workshops to local community message boards.

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