Pacific Century: Hawai'i Triennial 2022 (Hardcover)
Published by Hawai'i Contemporary on the occasion of the Hawai'i Triennial 2022 (HT22), Pacific Century--E Hoʻomau no Moananuiākea examines key art historical backgrounds and contemporary discussions on art, expanding the frame of reference for the Asia-Pacific region. Essays by HT22 co-curators lay out the critical approaches that shaped the framework of the Triennial around the fluid concept of a Pacific Century, while a selection of previously published seminal texts by artists and scholars reflect upon the field of art history in the region. Also included is a newly commissioned conversation with Homi K. Bhabha, illuminating his theoretical criticism that continues to carve out a new discursive space where the marginalized find their agency. Participating Triennial artists--from Hawai'i, Asia-Pacific, and beyond--are highlighted in a dedicated section with an original introductory text, work information, and images. Pacific Century--E Hoʻomau no Moananuiākea will be an essential resource for critical exploration of contemporary art in Asia-Pacific at large.
Melissa Chiu (Author) Melissa Chiu is director of the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.Miwako Tezuka (Author) Miwako Tezuka is associate director of the Reversible Destiny Foundation in New York.Drew Kahu'āina Broderick (Author) Drew Kahu'āina Broderick is director of Koa Gallery, Kapi'olani Community College, in Honolulu.