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See Artist Lisa Reihana Dismantle Historical Narratives in Her Work on View at Honolulu Museum of Art

Margo Steines | July 8, 2019 | Lifestyle

Lisa Reihana, In Pursuit of Venus [infected], (2015-17), 64-minute, multichannel video installation

This season, the Honolulu Museum of Art boasts an exciting acquisition: internationally celebrated Aotearoa artist Lisa Reihana’s most notable work, the panoramic 64-minute video installation In Pursuit of Venus [infected]. Reihana’s body of work seeks to interrogate history and disrupt dominant narratives, and iPOV [infected], as the piece is known, takes on the 19th-century French colorblock work “Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique,” which depicts utopian Pacific scenes from the perspectives of European voyagers. Using sound and movement to re-present these scenes through a different lens, Reihana asks probing and important questions with this work, which has appeared at the Venice Biennale as well as at numerous biennials and triennials worldwide. A series of public programs will accompany the exhibit, which is on display through July 14.


Photography by: Lisa Reihana’s In Pursuit of Venus [infected] courtesy of Lisa Reihana