Izumi Kato features in Hawaii Triennial
Hawaii Triennial 2022 (HT22) is framed around the fluid concept of Pacific Century – E Ho‘omau no Moananuiākea – interweaving themes of history, place, and identity within the context of Hawaii’s unique location at the confluence of the Asia-Pacific and Oceania. The presentation includes a large-scale installation by Izumi Kato, comprising vintage fabrics sourced from local Hawaiian stores to create a background for a painted figure alongside several smaller works incorporating locally sourced stones and found materials.
HT22’s 43 artists and collectives feature over 60 participants including internationally renowned cultural figures exhibiting alongside multiple generations of Hawai‘i-based artists, as well as others making their U.S. institutional debut. The citywide exhibition takes place at Bishop Museum, Foster Botanical Garden, Hawaii Theatre Center, Hawai‘i State Art Museum, Iolani Palace, Honolulu Museum of Art and Royal Hawaiian Center.
HT22 is curated by curatorial director Dr. Melissa Chiu (director of the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington DC), in collaboration with associate curators Dr. Miwako Tezuka (associate director of the Reversible Destiny Foundation in New York) and Drew Kahu‘āina Broderick (director of Koa Gallery, Kapiolani Community College in Honolulu).
The eleven-week event is organized by Hawai‘i Contemporary, a Honolulu-based nonprofit organization, and made possible by presenting sponsors Hawai‘i State Art Museum, supported by State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and MakeVisible, a nonprofit whose mission is to create and sponsor innovative platforms for artists.