PACIFIC CENTURY - E Ho‘omau no Moananuiākea: Hawai‘i Triennial 2022
Published on the occasion of the Hawai‘i Triennial 2022 (HT22), 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 agency. Participating HT22 artists—from Hawai‘i, Asia-Pacific, and beyond—are highlighted in a dedicated section with an original introductory text and images. Pacific Century – E Hoʻomau no Moananuiākea will be an essential resource for critical exploration of contemporary art in Asia-Pacific at large.
Melissa Chiu, Miwako Tezuka, Drew Kahuʻāīna Broderick
Hardcover, 284 pp.