Paradise Camp (Hardcover)
Internationally renowned artist Yuki Kihara—the first Fa'afafine and Pacific artist to represent New Zealand at the Venice Biennale— reframes history through a contemporary queer, Indigenous lens.
Interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kihara is the first Pasifika and first Fáfafine artist to be presented by New Zealand at the prestigious 59th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale. With a groundbreaking exhibition of new work that addresses some of the most pressing issues of our time, Kihara’s work interrogates and dismantles gender roles, consumerism, (mis)representation, and colonial legacies in the Pacific. Edited by Natalie King, who has commissioned provocative essays by contributors from around the world, this publication contextualizes Kihara’s works from her entire career, which puncture and expose, queer and question dominant narratives, turning history on its head.
Natalie King is a leading Australian curator. She is Chief Curator of Biennial Lab, City of Melbourne and Senior Research Fellow, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne. She is also the editor or coeditor of numerous publications on art.