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

  • Hawaii State Art Museum 250 South Hotel Street Honolulu, HI 96813 (map)

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.