This new exhibition breaks through the tiki kitsch and tourist misrepresentations of the diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands oft found in Hollywood. For Paradise Lost? Contemporary Works from the Pacific, MOA Curator Dr. Carol Mayer has gathered an esteemed group of 13 contemporary artists from New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Vanuatu. Working in video, installation, sculpture, weaving, painting, and photography, these 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. This fascinating exhibition also coincides with the 11th Annual International Pacific Arts Association Symposium, taking place at MOA from August 6 – 9, 2013.
A pair of vouchers to visit Paradise Lost? Contemporary Works from the Pacific at the Museum of Anthropology that runs from July 24 to September 19, 2013.
CONTEST CLOSING TIME
Contest closes August 14, 2013 – Winner will be contacted upon closing time.
SKILL TESTING QUESTION
Who is one artist featured in the exhibition? For a hint, go here: http://moa.ubc.ca/experience/exhibit_details.php?id=1179