Keiki Artful Experience by Art Explorium: Drop-In Community Event- Earth-Friendly Art Activities
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

Keiki Artful Experience by Art Explorium: Drop-In Community Event- Earth-Friendly Art Activities

Aina / Art activities at Honolulu Biennial’s Hub with Art Explorium. Keiki will have the opportunity to get creative by using things of the aina, earth-friendly art projects inspired by some of the artists whose works are exhibited at The Hub. 

This event is free with RSVP.

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Artist Talk with Imaikalani Kalahele
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Artist Talk with Imaikalani Kalahele

An intimate & powerful conversation with HB19 Artist Imaikalani Kalahele, and Assistant Curator, Josh Tengan.

In honoring and exploring Honolulu Biennial 2019's theme TO MAKE WRONG / RIGHT / NOW to bring the two month city-wide exhibition to a close with intention, activation and continued momentum.

This event is free with RSVP.

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Honolulu Biennial 2019 Closing Party Hosted by Ward Village
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Honolulu Biennial 2019 Closing Party Hosted by Ward Village

Join us in bringing to a close Honolulu Biennial, a two-month, citywide celebration of contemporary art from Hawaii and around the Pacific with this closing concert benefiting the nonprofit, Honolulu Biennial Foundation.

Featuring international recording artist RY X, as well as Honolulu Biennial 2019 Artists Nicholas Galanin and Indian AgentAloha Got Soul: Roger Bong and Leilow (a.k.a. Central Pacific Time) and Godiva, you will not want to miss this epic line-up of musical talent!

Event produced by NMG Network.

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HB19 Closing Concert Preview Rave & Speakeasy
May
4
4:30 PM16:30

HB19 Closing Concert Preview Rave & Speakeasy

An invitation to HB19 Closing Party Concert Ticket Holders, ALL ACCESS & HUB PASS HOLDERS!

4:30PM-5:30PM: RAVE performance in HB19 Artist Bradley Capello's installation with GoGo Performance by Madelyn Ho’āno Biven & Speakeasy Beverages in the Womb Womb Room!!

5:30PM-6:00PM: LIVE Performance Art with GiinkoMarischino.

This event is free to all HUB PASS & ALL ACCESS PASS HOLDERS.

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Voyaging & Motley Crews of Pacific Ocean:  Talk Story with Susan Lebo & Hans Van Tilburg
May
3
5:30 PM17:30

Voyaging & Motley Crews of Pacific Ocean: Talk Story with Susan Lebo & Hans Van Tilburg

Voyaging activities in the Pacific Ocean have been distinctly different from voayging in the Atlantic Ocean. The inhabitants of Oceania were seafarers, water/wo/men. The ocean provided the pathways to transit between island groups. As Epeli Hauʻofa wrote, “They played in it as soon as they would walk steadily, they worked in it, the fought in it. They developed great skills for navigating their waters, and the spirit to traverse even the few large gaps that separated their island groups.”

How did voyaging and seafaring activities differ in the Pacific Ocean? What changes happened with the incursion of non-native voyagers? How have those changes manifested in our use of the Pacific Ocean in the 21st century?

Join us to hear Susan and Hans discuss voyaging and the motley crews of the Pacific. Susan Lebo is the Archaeology Branch Chief for the State Historic Preservation Division in the Department of Land and Natural Resources. Hans Van Tilburg is the Maritime Archaeologist & Historian for NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries in the Maritime Heritage Program.

This event is free but RSVP is required.

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Artist Talk:  Not Sardonic, Non Cynical, A Response to White Institution
May
3
4:00 PM16:00

Artist Talk: Not Sardonic, Non Cynical, A Response to White Institution

Join HB19 visiting artist Nicholas Galanin at Doris Duke Theatre for the closing weekend of Honolulu Biennial 2019 with a captivating discussion and visit his current work on display at Honolulu Museum of Art Gallery. Nicholas Galanin (b. 1979) Tlingit/Unangax̂/ Multi-Disciplinary Artist's work offers perspective rooted in connection to land and an intentionally broad engagement with contemporary culture. For over a decade, Galanin has been embedding incisive observation into his work, investigating and expanding intersections of culture and concept in form, image and sound. Galanin's works embody critical thought. They are vessels of knowledge, culture and technology - inherently political, generous, unflinching, and poetic.

Galanin's Honolulu Biennial 2019 work titled "We Dreamt Deaf" is featured at Honolulu Museum of Art. A taxidermied polar bear seems to crawl forward dragging its back half, which is flattended and splayed into a rug as if meltin. For Nicholas, the work is a provacative statement about climate change, as the bear was shot in Shishmaref, Alaska, where the effects of climae change are thought to be among the most dramatic in the world.

This event is free with RSVP.

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First Friday / HB19 exhibitions
May
3
9:00 AM09:00

First Friday / HB19 exhibitions

First Friday / Honolulu Biennial 2019 @ Chinatown Arts & Capitol District:

Art as part of the downtown loop of Honolulu, featuring many of the city’s most important historic buildings in complement and contrast to the bustling nature of the city’s urban center. Aliʻiolani Hale, Foster Botanical Garden, Hawaiʻi State Art Museum and YWCA Laniākea along with 4 pop-up locations will host works from Honolulu Biennial artists to include 10 new commissions and 10 site-specific installations.

SaVAge K'lub HQ - Open Hale

1111 Nu'uanu Ave.  6p-9p

Cult.VA.tions, FAB.rications, Acti.VA.tions..a place to music, meet, host, talk story, workshop, create work, perform and play. Ongoing studio take overs by interested local & visiting artists.

Ei Arakawa’s - Surrounded by Biennials

Worldwide Tours & Travel Service Inc, 1120 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu
Kingdom Jade & Jewelers, 60 Maunakea St, Honolulu
Ohana Lei’s & Flowers, 69 N. Beretania St, Honolulu

Arakawa's innovative approach, where an in-depth urban study precedes the appointment of 4 trans-disciplinary creative mediators who collaborate to genuinely integrate the Biennial into the social, cultural, and political fabric of the city of Honolulu.

His work can be viewed at these locations and times.

Foster Botanical Garden

180 N Vineyard Blvd. 9a-4p

HB19 artists Bernice Akamine, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Misaki Kawai, Leland Miyano, Bruna Stude and Amy Yao.  

Hawaii State Art Museum

250 South Hotel St. 6p-10p

Check out the visual works of HB19 Artists: Bernice Akamine, Abraham Cruzvillegas, ʻĪmaikalani Kalāhele, Janet Lilo, Mata Aho Collective located in the lobby, lawn and balconies of Hawai'i State Art Museum.

YWCA Laniākea

1040 Richards St. 5a-7p

A new fibre-based commission by Maui-based artist Chenta Laury. Seattle-based artist Ellen Lesperance presents a new commission of four paintings.  Central Pacific Time, a collective created by Roger and Lei Bong provides a platform for the community to explore and navigate Hawaiʻi’s past, present and future through sound and story. 


Ali'iolani Hale

417 S King St. 8a-430p

Bernice Akamine's Kalo 2016-present installation features eighty-seven halo sculptures bearing the signature pages of the 1897 Hhui Aloha Aina Anti-Annexation Petitions and hand-drawn maps of traditional land divisions of the five islands represented in the petitions.

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SaVAge Korero- Freedom Talks with SaVAge K'lub
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

SaVAge Korero- Freedom Talks with SaVAge K'lub

An intimately conversation with SaVAge K'lub artist members Numa Mackenzie and Ruth Woodbury.

The SaVAge K’lub led by Rosanna Raymond was founded in 2010 and has since been activating spaces both in New Zealand and abroad including its pop-up headquarters in Chinatown, Honolulu as part of HB19. The K’lub itself is an open group of artists who come together to activate installation spaces and objects to explore notions of activation and the va. The use of capital letters in SaVAge references the Samoan concept of time and space of the va. The va is an understanding that space is active and made active by people.

This event is free but RSVP is required.

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Inception, Influence, and The Task of Healing Ourselves
May
2
5:00 PM17:00

Inception, Influence, and The Task of Healing Ourselves

In honoring the HB19 curatorial theme TO MAKE WRONG / RIGHT / NOW, Matthew Kamakani Lynch, Director of Sustainability Initiatives for the University of Hawaii Systems offers a thought provoking talk about the art of conception and influence.

A change-agent's purpose of inception of the “engineered consent” the current manufactured consumer culture is exploiting to one of regenerative culture, beginning with the repair, restoration, and rehabilitation of our natural and human systems that are on the brink of irreversible degradation.

This event is free but RSVP is required.

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Poetry & Spoken Word Workshop at SaVAge K'lub HQ
May
1
4:00 PM16:00

Poetry & Spoken Word Workshop at SaVAge K'lub HQ

RIGHT / NOW POP-UP:

As part of April Programming for the SaVĀge K’lub Headquarters, we will be offering Spoken Word Poetry Workshops. They will run from 4:00pm-6:00pm every Wednesday starting April 10th - May 1st.

In these workshops we will explore themes of identity, nostalgia, culture, etc. in a pre-workshop talanoa / kūkākūkā / talk story. Then, we’ll lead into the work once we’ve all gotten an idea of how we want to approach the topics at hand with our words.

The facilitator(s) who will be present can offer advice and guidance on performance, writing, and beginning a spoken word piece, don’t be shame for ask questions.

Bring yourself, a loved one who may or may not be with you right now, and any other comforts. We will provide pen, paper, snacks, and beverages.

This event is free but RSVP is required.
LIMITED CAPACITY - 40 PPL MAX

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Filipinx Nipa Hut Hangout
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Filipinx Nipa Hut Hangout

RIGHT / NOW POP-UP:

Whether you identify as Filipinx, filipin@, pinay, pinoy, Fil-am, hapa, or just know that way back down the line you had a Filipino great-grandparent... join Filipinx Nipa to celebrate lineage from the diverse archipelago of islands now known as the Philippines.

They will be playing mancala, making palm-leaf toys, singing karaoke, and talking story about experiences on the spectrum of filipino-ness and commonalities with pan-Pacific identities.

Please bring a dish to share inspired by your family's get-togethers!

This event is free but RSVP is required.
LIMITED CAPACITY - 40 PPL MAX

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IONA CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE: The Word Made Flesh (an excerpt from La Madonna)
Apr
28
5:00 PM17:00

IONA CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE: The Word Made Flesh (an excerpt from La Madonna)

PAU HANA / MEDLEY:

IONA CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE

The Word Made Flesh (an excerpt from La Madonna)


IONA launches their 2019 E Season with a free performance from their beloved show, La Madonna – a live performance installation celebrating the power of the Divine Feminine.  The Word Made Flesh features Malia Yamamoto as the 'Awakened Mary', removing the abuse of women from this world with her body.

IONA’s 2012 production of La Madonna will be the featured presentation for their 2019 E Season on the world wide web.  La Madonna’s online premiere will be on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2019 at www.iona360.com/eseason/la_madonna

This performance and IONA’s E Season are supported by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts.  Photo: Brian Gustaveson


This event is free but RSVP is required.

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MoveMEANT for Every Body hosted by Dancers Unlimited
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

MoveMEANT for Every Body hosted by Dancers Unlimited

MAKER / MISCHIEVOUS:

MoveMEANT for Every BODY is an interactive dance workshop with dance performances that can be improv and/or choreographed. No dance experience is needed, and anybody can join the moveMEANT. Dancers and movers of all ages and abilities explore ways to move authentically, create movement phrases, and tell impactful narratives that focus on self-reflection and empowerment. Exploring dance circles, as a safe space for HUEman connection, expression and celebration.

This event is free but RSVP is required.

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Hui Ku Like Kakou - Super Sustainable Sunday EAductation Day
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Hui Ku Like Kakou - Super Sustainable Sunday EAductation Day

RIGHT / NOW POP-UP:

Waianae Chapter Acti.VA.tion with community group Hui Ku Like Kakou as they bring their Super Sustainable Sundays to Chinatown. An EA day filled with farm to table ai pono, lei making, live local music, hula, weaving and talk story in support of the annual EAducation Conference in Waianae May 10th-12th.

This event is free and open to the public.

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FEAST: Elevating the Pacific Arts Community
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

FEAST: Elevating the Pacific Arts Community

RIGHT / NOW POP-UP:

In conjunction with the 2019 Honolulu Biennial, a FEAST is being held to celebrate the Pacific arts community! FEAST is a community dinner, at which attendees pay to attend a catered reception, and a portion of that payment is set aside as a prize. While attendees eat, mingle, and imbibe, different artists showcase their work and explain their proposed public art project. After the presenters are finished, attendees vote on which artist's project they wish to award the prize.

Cost: $25 (dinner included); $10 (dinner not included)

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Film Screening - Mauka to Makai presented by HIFF (Hawaii International Film Festival)
Apr
27
4:00 PM16:00

Film Screening - Mauka to Makai presented by HIFF (Hawaii International Film Festival)

REEL / NIGHTS:

Mauka to Makai offers an unfiltered window in to a day in the lives of two cousins, who, while traveling from Kāneʻohe to Kailua, grapple with their identity, vices, and the familial bonds that make and break them. Directed by Alika Maikau and Jonah Okano won Best Made in Hawaii Short during Hawaii International Film Festival, join cast and crew for an intimately marvelous experience.

This event is free but RSVP is required.

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Sewing Circle by Art Explorium
Apr
27
2:30 PM14:30

Sewing Circle by Art Explorium

KEIKI / KINE:

A sewing/needle-felting circle inspired by Biennial artist, Marie Watt.

Each participant will choose a word that holds meaning for them and use both simple sewing and needle felting techniques to bring that word into being. From Marie: “…I am struck by the quality of conversation and storytelling that occurs when eyes are diverted and hands are busy at work. I am interested in how each person’s stitch is unique and signature-like. Threads come together to form a web, also a metaphor for community. I like to compare the Sewing Circle to a barn raising. In an age where so much of our lives are mediated by technology, there is something to be said for gathering in such an ordinary and neighborly way.” Instructor Wendy Ikeda is an Art Explorium staff member and local fiber artist.


Pre-registration required.

$10 per child (Age 8 and up, age 7 OK with participating parent)

Register at artexplorium.org

Please call the studio at 808-312-4316 to be added to the waitlist if class is already full.

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Biki to the Biennial with HPR Gen Listen
Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

Biki to the Biennial with HPR Gen Listen

HPR Generation Listen has partnered with Honolulu Biennial and Biki Hawaii to offer a fun BIKE + ART route that takes you to a handful of the festival's exhibit sites easily accessible by Biki! This is an urban ride designed for experienced cyclists and includes a Honolulu Biennial docent to lead your exploration of the art. This tour will last about 3-hours total. This event is limited to 10 participants per tour and costs $15 per HPR Gen Listen Member, $20 per non-member.

**Please note that ticket does not include access to Biki bike.

** Participants are welcome to bring their own bike or use Biki (see below for instructions on how to sign-up for Biki).

*Spaces are limited*
Register today via https://linktr.ee/hprgenlisten or find us on Eventbrite!

TOUR ROUTE:

9:30am: Meet in front of Foster’s Botanical Garden to check-in.

10:00am: Tour the art at Foster’s Botanical Garden with a docent tour of HB 19 artists Bernice Akamine, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Misaki Kawai, Leland Miyano, Bruna Stude, and Amy Yao.

10:45am: Walk to Biki stop at Beretania & College Walk and bike over to Hawaii State Art Museum for a docent tour of HB19 artists Bernice Akamine, Abraham Cruzvillegas, ‘Imaikalani Kalahele, Janet Lilo & Mata Aho Collective.

11:30am: Bike to Biki stop at Auahi & Ward and walk over to the Honolulu Biennial “Hub” to get a docent tour of over 20+ artists.

12:30pm: Tour ends.



** Instructions for Biki sign-up:

• If you don't have a Biki membership already, we recommend the Free Spirit Plan that gives you a bank of 300 minutes to use in any increment of time. After the event, you will likely have plenty of minutes remaining to see the rest of the Honolulu Biennial sites.

• Already a Biki member? Be sure to keep your trips on the tour under your monthly plan's time limit (30 or 60 minutes) to avoid overage fees. Remember that you can dock your bike at a nearby Biki Stop to reset the timer if you need more time between tour stops. Or you can opt-in to auto reload if you're a current Free Spirit member to avoid any applicable overage fees.

• Not an active Biki member? After purchasing a spot on the tour, download the free Biki App and log in to access the 1,300 Biki bikes across 130 Biki Stops. Or stop by our office at 914 Ala Moana Blvd to sign up for a membership and activate a Biki Pass during office hours.

• Biki riders must either be adults; or may be a minor (16 and over) with parental approval and their supervision.

• Helmets are recommended.

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Courageous Conversations: Gender, Sex and Oceanic Desires Beyond the Settler Colony
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Courageous Conversations: Gender, Sex and Oceanic Desires Beyond the Settler Colony

MAKER / MISCHIEVOUS:

Come sit & talk with Kahala Johnson, Joy Enomoto, No'u Revilla and Kalaniopua Young in an informal impromtu conversation meant to be a safe space to open up discussion and difficulties about desires, relations, deliriums, decolonialism, longings, the uncanny and the unseen seeking to cultivate courage to speak truth to power in ways that center around Moana (ocean), Aumakua (ancestors) and Ohana (family).

A gathering to help make sense of Pacific queer bodies beyond a humanist context, settler colonialism and rugged individualism to emody the messiness of modern Indigeneity. A collective conversation with an intention of building a stronger Oceania that is rooted and routed through bodies, desires and relations of touch that confront and shapeshift beyond coloniality. What does a courageous conversation express when we center Queer Indigeneity in an Ocanic context that refuses to settle? 

This event is free but RSVP is required.

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Using Creativity and Art Making to Support Emotional Health
Apr
25
4:00 PM16:00

Using Creativity and Art Making to Support Emotional Health

MAKER / MISCHIEVOUS:

Multi-media presentation presented by Kailua Art and Art Therapy Studio with creative experiences for participants.

Objectives are to:

1) Help participants to understand current brain research and how art, art activities and creativity can help us to manage our emotions.

2) Teach participants some creative tools to support emotional health.

3) Promote Art Therapy and help participants to understand that artistic ability is not necessary in order to use art making for personal insight, wellness and growth.

This event is free but RSVP is required.

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HiSAM Pau Hana Artist Talk: HB19 Artist Cory Taum & Ryan Choi
Apr
24
5:30 PM17:30

HiSAM Pau Hana Artist Talk: HB19 Artist Cory Taum & Ryan Choi

Come and learn more about artist Cory Taum and artist/musician Ryan Choi! Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Presentations begin at 6:00 p.m. A casual meet-and-greet reception will follow the presentation.

Cory has artwork in the 2019 Honolulu Biennial art event and Ryan did the soundtrack for (A* by Andy Graydon), also in the 2019 Honolulu Biennial.

Cory Kamehanaokalā Holt Taum (Kanaka Maoli/Hawai’i) is an artist, muralist, cultural practitioner, and the youngest participating artist in the 2019 Honolulu Biennial.

Influenced by the bold, powerful forms and patterns of his ancestors and the legacies of the Hawaiian Renaissance and major land struggle movements of the 1970s, Taum’s practice is one of resistance. He is known for his large scale murals on unconventional remote surfaces – rusted metal water towers, moss covered concrete walls, decommissioned and abandoned military bunkers, mostrous invasive Albizia trees – as well as his numerous commissioned murals in Honolulu’s urban core, depicting Hawaiian moʻolelo and rooted in the value systems of his ancestors.

A collaboration with the HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x Mori and the Honolulu Biennial.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Poetry & Spoken Word Workshop at SaVAge K'lub HQ
Apr
24
4:00 PM16:00

Poetry & Spoken Word Workshop at SaVAge K'lub HQ

RIGHT / NOW POP-UP:

As part of April Programming for the SaVĀge K’lub Headquarters, we will be offering Spoken Word Poetry Workshops. They will run from 4:00pm-6:00pm every Wednesday starting April 10th - May 1st.

In these workshops we will explore themes of identity, nostalgia, culture, etc. in a pre-workshop talanoa / kūkākūkā / talk story. Then, we’ll lead into the work once we’ve all gotten an idea of how we want to approach the topics at hand with our words.

The facilitator(s) who will be present can offer advice and guidance on performance, writing, and beginning a spoken word piece, don’t be shame for ask questions.

Bring yourself, a loved one who may or may not be with you right now, and any other comforts. We will provide pen, paper, snacks, and beverages.

This event is free but RSVP is required.
LIMITED CAPACITY - 40 PPL MAX

RSVP at honoluluboxoffice.com

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