Opening Week Public Programs Schedule


Preview Public Programs

March 3

First Friday, Preview Opening for Mohammed Kazem, artist-in-residence at Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Design, & Culture
Location: The ARTS at Marks Garage
Time: 5PM – 9PM
Cost: free and open to the public
 

March 4

Lisa Reihana in Conversation with Moana Nepia, with an introduction by Ngahiraka Mason at Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
Time: 4-5:30 PM
Cost: free and open to the public, but registration is essential by March 2: michaela@honolulubiennial.org
 

MARCH 6

Ken + Julia Yonetani in Conversation with Ngahiraka Mason
Time: 4:30 PM - 6PM
Location: 3rd Floor, Sullivan Center, ‘Iolani School
Light refreshments at 4:30 PM, lecture from 5 to 6 PM


Opening Week March 8 – March 11

March 8

Artist Talk with teamLab founder, Toshiyuki Inoko in conversation with Greg Dvorak
Time: 1-2 PM
Location: IBM Building
Cost: Free, but space is limited and registration is required, please email Michaela@honolulubiennial.org 

Artist Talk with Ken + Julia Yonetani in Conversation with Ngahiraka Mason
Time: 2:30-3:30 PM
Location: IBM Building
Cost: free, but space is limited and registration is required: Michaela@honolulubiennial.org 

Opening Party for Honolulu Biennial 2017 in collaboration with Mori by Art + Flea
Time: 5-9 PM

5:30 PM Opening Celebration
Halau Mele 

6 PM Welcome by Honolulu Biennial Foundation and Curatorial Director, Fumio Nanjo and Curator, Ngahiraka Mason

6:30-8:30 PM Commissioned performance by Al Lagunero, The Nature of Nature, supported by Pulama Collier. Japanese monk Myoe (1173-1232) lived at Kozanjo Temple in the mountains outside Kyoto. He wrote Letter to the Island, which is the inspiration behind a performance work by Al Lagunero to be presented 8 March at The Hub. Marques Hanalei Marzan will be doing a fashion show featuring new pieces created for the Honolulu Biennial.

Music inside the Hub by Tavana and Lopaka and Pow!Wow! School of Music will be performing outside by food trucks and bar! Shop for locally made designs at the pop-up store by Mori by Art+ Flea.
Location: The Hub

March 9

Artist Talk: Jane Chang Mi in conversation with Alexander Lee

Time: 12:15-12:45

Location: The Hub
Cost: free, but space is limited and registration is required: michaela@honolulubiennial.org

Defne Ayas in conversation with Isabella Ellaheh Hughes and Ngahiraka Mason: New Models for Biennial Making + Curating
Time: 1-1:45 PM
Location: The Hub
Cost: free, but space is limited and registration is required: michaela@honolulubiennial.org

Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan in conversation with Dr. Kóan Jeff Baysa
Time: 2-2:45 PM
Location: The Hub
Cost: free, but space is limited and registration is required: michaela@honolulubiennial.org

Artist talk: Zhan Wang in conversation with Shawn Eichman and an introduction by Fumio Nanjo
Time: 4-5 PM
Location: Doris Duke Theatre at Honolulu Museum of Art
Cost: free, but space is limited and registration is required: tchang@honolulumuseum.org

Artist Talk with Kaili Chun and Collaborators, “Hulali i ka lā: The Peoples Project”
Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
Location Hawaiʻi Prince Hotel
Cost: free, but space is limited so please register with michaela@honolulubiennial.org 

Courtyard Cinema, curated by Hawaii International Film Festival
Time: doors open at 6 PM, screening starts after dusk
Location: IBM Building, located at Ward Village
Cost: free, but to register for tickets and more information please visit: http://www.wardvillage.com/events/courtyard-cinema
 

March 10

Artist Talk: Merging Science and Deepening Histories with Miki Davis and Michelle Schwengel-Regala

Time: 12:30-1 PM
Location The Hub
Cost: free, but space is limited so please register with michaela@honolulubiennial.org

Artist Talk: Collections and Historic Commerce with Beatrice Glow and Fiona Pardington

Time: 1:15 - 1:45 PM
Location The Hub
Cost: free, but space is limited so please register with michaela@honolulubiennial.org

Artist Talks: Migration, Patterns and Ecologies with Sama Alshaibi and Brett Graham

Time: 2 -2:30 PM
Location The Hub
Cost: free, but space is limited so please register with michaela@honolulubiennial.org

Artist Talks: Sean Connelly in conversation with John Vea

Time: 3:00 -3:30 PM
Location The Hub
Cost: free, but space is limited so please register with michaela@honolulubiennial.org

Defne Ayas: Art in the Age of Crisis

Time: 4PM

Location: Art Building Auditorium, UH Manoa Campus

Cost: free and open to the public

ʻAWA Ceremony
Share Hawaiian ʻawa/kava and let's talk Together

Awa protocols with Keala Kahuanui-Paleka and 'Awa Koa, hosted by Na Mea Hawaii.

“Ke aka ka oukou, ka i’o ka makou. The essence is for you, the substance is for us." Keala Kahuanui-Paleka
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM
Location: The Hub
Cost: free to attend, but space is limited, so registration is required: michaela@honolulubiennial.org

HARD TALKS SESSION (ALL HELD AT THE HUB)

HARD TALK #1: The LGBTQ Diaspora of the Pacific, featuring: Kumu Hina, Léuli Luna'i Eshrāghi, Yuki Kihara, Adnan Yildiz
Time: 6-6:45PM
Location: The Hub
Cost: free, but space is limited and registration is required: michaela@honolulubiennial.org

HARD TALK #2: The Indigenous Diaspora: Our Sea of Islands. Moderated by Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer and featuring: Ngahiraka Mason, Noelle Kahanu and Tanya Harnett.

Time: 7-7:45PM
Location: The Hub
Cost: free, but space is limited and registration is required: michaela@honolulubiennial.org

March 11

Keiki Workshop in Partnership with Art Explorium: Floating Sculptures inspired by Choi Jeong Hwa
Time:  1:30-3:00 pm
Instructor: Jordan Koffman
Location: IBM Building Courtyard
Cost and registration: please visit www.artexplorium.org to register for workshop

Honolulu Biennial: Hikoi

Public performance
Time: 2 PM
Location: The Hub
Cost: free, but space is limited so registration is required: michaela@honolulubiennial.org
 
Hikoi is conceived as a procession and series of vignettes that respond to artwork in one of the main exhibition venues in the biennial. This site-specific work moves through the audience and envisages its gathering of voices as a choreographic affirmation of ancestral and contemporary connections to Oceania, its oceanic histories and rhythms of migration, settlement, conflict, celebration and cultural renewal.
 
Hikoi is devised by Māori, New Zealand choreographer/visual artist Moana Nepia, Assistant Professor Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, in collaboration with Kara Miller, choreographer/video artist, Associate Professor, and students from the UH Mānoa Department of Theatre and Dance