Bernice Akamine & Abraham Cruzvillegas
In collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial Foundation, KADIST presented a capsule exhibition and conversation with Bernice Akamine and Abraham Cruzvillegas, participating artists of the Honolulu Biennial 2019. Moderated by Scott Lawrimore, Co-Curator of HB19, the dialogue centered on the Biennial’s installation of iterative sculptural works in public spaces by Akamine and Cruzvillegas. At each site Akamine’s Ku’u One Hanau—a Hawaiian flag tent addressing houseless issues—will be put in critical and poetic dialogue with Cruzvillegas’ newly-commissioned, improvised sculptures culled from the cast-offs of a middle and upper class society made in response to the complicated relationship between outdoor and indoor life in the Pacific. Executive Director of the Honolulu Biennial Foundation, Katherine Ann Leilani Tuider, shared her experience on the making of a biennial in Hawai’i.