Yuki Kihara: Paradise Camp

New Zealand Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

The New Zealand pavilion has unveiled Yuki Kihara’s ensemble exhibition Paradise Camp, curated by Natalie King at the 59th International Venice Biennale. Located in the Artiglierie, a central location in the Arsenale, Paradise Camp comprises 12 tableau photographs featuring a cast of Sāmoan Fa’afafine (Sāmoa’s “third gender”), repurposing and upcycling paintings by the late post-impressionist French artist Paul Gauguin that are believed to have been inspired by Sāmoa.

Source: E-Flux