In conjunction with Chain of Fire, HBF presented a variety of public programs, which are archived below:


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

OPENING NIGHT | 5-9PM

An evening, open house-style event kicking off the opening of Chain of Fire with extended exhibition opening hours until 9 PM and a variety of activities occurring within the exhibition spaces, including tours of the exhibit and meet-and-greet events with select participating artists.

 

PORTFOLIO SHARING | 6:30-8:30PM

Select local artists share their portfolios with Fumio Nanjo, the inaugural  Honolulu Biennial Curatorial Director in Kaka'ako Agora.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1

REPOSITIONING PARADISE: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM OCEANIA

(ARTIST TALK) | 11AM - 12PM    

Speakers:

Shigeyuki Kihara (Samoa/New Zealand)

Adrienne Keahi Pao (Hawai’i/California)

Drew Broderick (Hawai’i)

 

HONOLULU AS A SITE FOR AN INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL

(PUBLIC PANEL) | 1:30 - 2:30PM

Panelists:

Fumio Nanjo, Curatorial Director, Honolulu Biennial 2016 and Director of Mori Art Museum 

Dr. Konrad Ng, Director, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center 

Gaye Chan, artist and Chair, Department of Art and Art History, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Masami Teraoka, artist

Dr. Kóan Jeff Baysa, Co-founding Director, Honolulu Biennial Foundation

 

HBF SELECTS: MAUNA KEA | 7-10PM

The opening reception for a site-responsive immersive multi-media installation that touches on the subjects of cultural preservation and scientific knowledge. Curated by Christopher Kahunahana and advised by KJ Baysa. Artists exhibited include Gaye Chan, Bennett Lieberman, Marcos Lutyens, Nicole Naone, Vince Keala Lucero, Kamran Samimi, Jiayi and Shih-Wen Young.

Exhibition was on view through November 14, 2014 at Fishcake / Box Jelly - 307 Kamani St. Honolulu, HI 96813. Free and open to the public. Special thanks to Rechung Fujihira and Keiko Hatano.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (DAY OF THE DEAD) FAMILY MEMORIALS: CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP FOR AGE 5 AND UP | 1-2:30PM

HBF is partnering with Art Explorium to offer this special children’s art workshop. November 2nd is celebrated as “Dia de Los Muertos” or “Day of the Dead” in Meso-American culture. Instead of viewing the deceased as scary zombies or ghosts who haunt us, they are viewed as part of the community, awakened on this day to share celebrations with their loved ones. This holiday is celebrated with a procession and the making and displaying of altars to loved ones who have passed away. We can help our children to honor their ancestors and remember the life of someone who has departed (friend, family member, or even pet) by making an altar to them and having our own mini-procession. We will be decorating our altars with paints, handmade paper flowers, made from colorful materials. Families encouraged to attend together.

Please contact janice@artexplorium.org or call the studio at (808) 312-4316 to register. Cost is $10 per child. 445 Cooke St.

 

HONOLULU IN THE GLOCAL PERSPECTIVE (PUBLIC PANEL) | 1-2PM

Panelists:

Hadley Nunes, Founder, PRESENT Project

Carol Khewhok, Program Manager, Shangri La

Robert Lambeth, Executive Director, Hawai’i International Film Festival (HIFF)

Jasper Wong, Founder, POW! WOW!, artist, illustrator, and curator

Moderated by Katherine Ann Leilani Tuider, Founding Director of Development and Community Outreach, Honolulu Biennial Foundation.         

 

NEW FRONTIERS: ART, MEDIA AND ISLAMIC COMMUNITIES

(PUBLIC PANEL) | 3-4PM

Public Panel in conjunction with Hawai’i International Film Festival (HIFF)

Panelist artists:

Arahmaiani (Indonesia)  

Sama Alshaibi (Iraq/Palestine/USA)

Hasan Elahi (Bangladesh/USA)

Moderated by Isabella Ellaheh Hughes, Co-founding Director, Honolulu Biennial Foundation.


 

friday, NOVEMBER 7

FAMILY TOUR AND TALK STORY | 3:30-4PM    

A special tour of, and “talk story” for keiki ages 5 and older on, the exhibition, Chain of Fire, utilizing Visual Thinking Strategies to encourage creative dialogues and discussions on art and cultural exchange.

To register for Family Tour and Talk Story, please email: info@honolulubiennial.org. Space is limited.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

INTERSECTIONS BETWEEN ART, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

(PUBLIC PANEL) | 1-2PM

Panelists:

Kyle and Cara Oba, Pas de Chocolat

Duncan Dempster, .5ppi

Charles Cohan and Marika Emi, Lithopixel Refactory Collective

Peter Chamberlain, artist and Professor, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Moderated by Dr. Kóan Jeff Baysa, Co-founding Director, Honolulu Biennial Foundation.

 

FAMILY TOUR AND TALK STORY | 3:30-4PM    

A special tour of the exhibition, Chain of Fire, followed by a "talk story" event for keiki ages 5 and older, utilizing Visual Thinking Strategies to encourage creative dialogues and discussions on art and cultural exchange.


To register for Family Tour and Talk Story, please email: info@honolulubiennial.org. Space is limited.