Pacific Century—E Ho‘omau no Moananuiākea: Hawaiʻi Triennial 2022
Published by Hawai'i Contemporary on the occasion of the Hawai'i Triennial 2022 (HT22) | Hardcover
Pacific Century--E Hoʻomau no Moananuiākea examines key art historical backgrounds and contemporary discussions on art, expanding the frame of reference for the Asia-Pacific region. Essays by HT22 co-curators lay out the critical approaches that shaped the framework of the Triennial around the fluid concept of a Pacific Century, while a selection of previously published seminal texts by artists and scholars reflect upon the field of art history in the region. Also included is a newly commissioned conversation with Homi K. Bhabha, illuminating his theoretical criticism that continues to carve out a new discursive space where the marginalized find their agency. Participating Triennial artists--from Hawai'i, Asia-Pacific, and beyond--are highlighted in a dedicated section with an original introductory text, work information, and images. Pacific Century--E Hoʻomau no Moananuiākea will be an essential resource for critical exploration of contemporary art in Asia-Pacific at large.