Mariquita Micki Davis, Magellan Doesn't Live Here (still), 2012-2017. Image courtesy of the artist. 

Mariquita Micki Davis, Magellan Doesn't Live Here (still), 2012-2017. Image courtesy of the artist. 

ISLAND HOPPING: KAUA'I

Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF) announces their new, neighbor island programming initiative, Island Hopping, which will bring select artworks from Honolulu Biennial 2017 (HB17) to the neighbor islands this fall. The goal of Island Hopping is to share with a broader audience contemporary artworks from the cultures and continents linked by the Pacific Ocean, which were exhibited in HB17. Island Hopping launches on September 21st at Galerie103 on Kauaʻi and will include a short visual presentation by Isabella Ellaheh Hughes, Director of HBF, followed by a video artwork screening of work by the following, four artists:

SAMA ALSHAIBI
PALESTINE, IRAQ | USA

MARIQUITA MICKI DAVIS
GUAM | USA

KATHY JETÑIL-KIJINER
MARSHALL ISLANDS | USA

JOHN VEA
TONGA | NEW ZEALAND

Complementing the event will be a sneak peek of the recently published HB17 catalogue that will be in stores next month, as well as guidebooks on HB17 for all guests.

The second Honolulu Biennial will run from March - May 2019; the dates and next curatorial team will be announced later this month.

Event details:
Island Hopping: Kauaʻi
September 21, Galerie103
5-7 PM
Kukuiʻula Village Shopping Center
2829 Ala Kalanikaumaka Rd, Koloa, HI 96756

Free and open to the public, but RSVP is suggested as space is limited: galerie103events@gmail.com

Additional locations of Island Hopping will be announced later in the fall.

Honolulu Biennial is a new, multi-site, contemporary visual arts festival and the first iteration ran from March 8 – May 8 2017 throughout nine sites within Honolulu, welcoming 97,305 visits over the course of eight weeks and presented 65 public programs. Presented by Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF), a nonprofit arts organization and the Howard Hughes Corporation, it was entitled, Middle of Now | Here, with Fumio Nanjo, Director of Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum, serving as  Curatorial Director and Ngahiraka Mason, formerly Indigenous Art, Maori Art at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, as Curator of this inaugural event.