Yuki Kihara's newest body of work is to be exhibited for the first time in her new solo exhibition, Te Taenga Mai o Salome, at MTG Hawke's Bay.
An extension of her earlier series, Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?, this new body of work was developed during her three-week residency hosted by MTG Hawke’s Bay Tai Ahuriri and supported by Creative New Zealand in March this year.
In Te Taenga Mai o Salome, Kihara explores the connections between Ngāti Kahungunu and her homeland of Samoa through her alter ego, Salome. This series sees Salome visiting various sites of layered historical and contemporary significance, exploring the connections between local tangata whenua and the people of Sāmoa while critiquing colonial systems.
Te Taenga Mai o Salome, at MTG Hawke's Bay
runs 9 December 2017 - 5 June 2018