The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents an insider’s perspective to the diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands with its animated new exhibition Paradise Lost? Contemporary Works from the Pacific on display from July 24 to September 29, 2013.
Paradise Lost? Contemporary Works from the Pacific
The exhibition features works by artists from Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa,
Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu.Working in video, installation, sculpture, painting, and photography, the artists show the Pacific Islands from an insider's perspective. Their artworks explore environmental concerns, cultural heritage issues, questions relating to the experience of migration and diaspora, and the intersection of Indigenous belief systems and Western religions.
Curated by Dr. Carol Mayer (MOA Curator, Africa/Pacific), the exhibition will feature the works of 13 artists displayed throughout MOA’s public spaces and at its downtown Satellite Gallery.
The exhibiting artists are David Ambong, Tom Deko, Pax Jakupa Jr., Moses Jobo, Cathy Kata, Shigeyuki Kihara, Te Rongo Kirkwood, Eric Natuoivi, George Nuku, Rosanna Raymond, Ralph Regenvanu, Greg Semu, and Michael Timbin.