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Honolulu Biennial puts isles’ arts scene on global circuit

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    “Graffiti Nature, 2016,” an interactive digital installation by teamLab.

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    Curator Ngahiraka Mason with prints by fellow New Zealander Fiona Pardington at The Hub.

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    New Zealand artist Brett Graham examines one of four concrete sculptures that are part of his installation “Target Island,” about Kahoolawe, at The Hub.

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    Rows of buoys collected from local shorelines by Sustainable Coastlines are used in Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa’s installation “Gather Together, 217” at The Hub.

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    Honolulu Biennial curator Ngahiraka Mason stands in front of Drew Broderick’s “Billboard I (The sovereignty of the land is perpetuated in righteousness), 2017” at The Hub, the former Sports Authority space on Ward Avenue, which will house most of the Biennial’s art exhibits. The billboard is a response to the 1781 painting “The Death of Captain Cook” by George Carter depicting Cook’s demise in Hawaii.

The inspiration for the Honolulu Biennial, a two-month celebration that aims to raise Hawaii’s profile on the international art scene, was sparked at a Smithsonian Institution exhibit in Washington, D.C. Read more

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