Born to a Japanese father and Samoan mother, Shigeyuki Kihara will present her photographic work in the Metropolitan Museum's first exhibition of Samoan contemporary art.
Shigeyuki Kihara: Living Photographs explores themes of Pacific culture, identity, colonialism, indigenous spirituality, stereotypes, gender roles (the artists lives as a fa’afine - the Samoan term for a transgender person), and consumerism. Read more about the Metropolitan Museum's Shigeyuki Kihara exhibit at Artdaily.org.
The exhibition will be featured on the Metropolitan Museum’s website.
Labels: colonial, contemporary photography, gender, indigenous, pacific islander, sexuality, stereotypes