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Honolulu Biennial Symposium – Day 1

The Honolulu Biennial 2019 introduces a two-day Symposium March 9-10, 2019 during the opening week at the Hub at Ward Village. The lineup will feature HB19 artists and curators, moderated by thought leaders of the Pacific and contemporary art world. Symposium topics will include indigenous knowledge, collective practice, the arts in climate communication, cultural colonialism and social justice.

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Opening remarks by Fumio Nanjo, Director of the Mori Art Museum and Inaugural Curatorial Director of Honolulu Biennial 2017, followed by a speech by Soichiro Fukutake, Chairman of the Board of the Fukutake Foundation and Founder of Benesse Art Site Naoshima.

12:30-1:30 p.m. Making Rope: Indigenous knowledge and collective practice. Panel discussion with HB19 artists Mata Aho Collection, Florence Jaukae Kamel and Corey Taum. Moderated by Nina Tonga, HB19 Curator.

1:30-2:30 p.m. Artist Talk with DAKOgamay. An intimate and lively talk story with HB19 artists Martha Atienza and Jake Atienza, moderated by Matthew Lynch, University of Hawai'i Systems Sustainability Coordinator. Learn more about the power of art and expression as a unique and important approach to climate communication and climate action. 

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Guests may enter starting 20 minutes prior to the event.