Virtual Opening: NZ Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Hon Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage and Caren Rangi, Commissioner of New Zealand’s presentation at the Biennale Arte 2022 and Chair of the Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa invite audiences to this special virtual opening of ‘Paradise Camp’, New Zealand’s presentation for the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

Yuki Kihara, the first artist from New Zealand to present at the Biennale Arte who is Pasifika, Asian and Fa’afafine, explores small island ecologies, queer rights, intersectionality and decolonisation in ‘Paradise Camp’. Curated by Natalie King, Kihara’s exhibition is told through the unique lens of Fa’afafine and draws on often untold, marginalized histories of her Faʻafafine community in Sāmoa, highlighting New Zealand’s historical and ongoing social, political and cultural engagement with the Pacific.

Source: Creative New Zealand