Paradise Camp on MindFOOD

Yuki Kihara’s much-praised presentation for the 59th Venice Biennale – Paradise Camp, curated by Natalie King – entered a dynamic new phase when it opened at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum in March.

With the artist having undertaken a creative residency at the Powerhouse, new works have been unveiled throughout her time there. The new pieces include the collage ‘Gauguin Landscapes’, through which Kihara expands her exploration of the legacy of post-impressionist French artist Paul Gauguin.

Drawing upon the Powerhouse’s extensive collection of glass-plate negatives by 19th-century Australian photographer Charles Kerry, Kihara melds photographs of the Samoan archipelago with landscape paintings by Gauguin.

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Image Credits: ‘Fonofono o le nuanua: Patches of the rainbow (After Gauguin)’ (2020) by Yuki Kihara. Photograph by Zan Wimberley.