KĪPUKA [for “Natasha”], 2022
Maile Meyer & Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick
Site-specific installation, dimensions variable
Singapore Biennale 2022 commission
The Hawaiian word “kī.puka” carries multiple meanings and may refer to a change or variation in form, or an island of vegetation surrounded by hardened lava. Similarly, this work is an island of Hawaiian tradition and culture that brings together various materials such as artworks and publications by Hawaiian collaborators: ʻĪmaikalani Kalāhele, Wayne Kaumualii Westlake, Protect Kahoʻolawe ʻOhana, ʻElepaio Press, Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina, Tutuví, ʻAi Pōhaku Press, Native Books, Nā Mea Hawaiʻi, Keanahala and kekahi wahi, among others. Set within an altered shipping container, these cultural materials are presented in a spatial setting that resembles a makeshift shop.
Venue: Sentosa Cove, 1 Sentosa Cove Ave, Singapore 098537
When: 16 Oct 2022 - 19 Mar 2023, 10am - 7pm