Sāmoan Hxstories, Screens and Intimacies

Sāmoan Hxstories, Screens and Intimacies is the first exhibition in a larger project investigating the practices of Sāmoan artists and filmmakers engaging with bodies, sexualities, kinships, cultural knowledges and futurities. Among the first surveys of the moving image and digital art works of the Sāmoan people, its scope includes the minority remaining in the homeland archipelago as well as the majority living in diasporic communities in Australia, New Zealand, United States, Germany and Canada. Multiple barriers to deepening cultural practice exist in all these territories, meaning that this project offers a timely and culturally responsive context to chart the relationships, important moments and achievements of recent Sāmoan moving image and digital art hxstories. Drawn into a non-linear temporality as siapo viliata (animated barkcloths) the works within this exhibition signal various purposes including the keeping of cultural memory, innovating artistic practices and strengthening international Indigenous visual arts research. Sāmoan Hxstories: Screens and Intimacies, presented by A Space Gallery with support from Nia Tero.

Artists: Chantal Fraser, Yuki Kihara, Jason Edward Lewis, Dan Taulapapa McMullin, Angela Tiatia, Lani Tupu with Lisa Taouma
Curated by: Dr Léuli Eshrāghi
Location: A Space Gallery, 401 Richmond St W, Suite 110

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