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Artists of Oceania: Yuki Kihara

Published 13 November 2018

Sāmoa-based artist Yuki Kihara introduces her mesmerising video work ‘Siva in Motion’, which is on display in the Memory and Commemoration room of our Oceania exhibition.

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    Yuki Kihara on 'Siva in Motion'

    Fusing an ancient Samoan dance form with 21st-century technology (and with a look back to pioneering 19th-century photographer Eadward Muybridge), Yuki Kihara’s Siva in Motion is a multi-layered video work that’s rich in meaning. Here, she introduces the work and its themes.

    Oceania is in the Main Galleries until 10 December 2018.

    • Installation view of the Gods and Ancestors room

      Book now for Oceania

      Until 10 Dec 2018

      ★★★★★ “A stupendous odyssey through the superb art and fascinating culture of the Pacific… A blockbuster and then some.” – The Guardian.

      Oceania brings together around 200 exceptional works from public collections worldwide, and spans over 500 years. From shell, greenstone and ceramic ornaments, to huge canoes and stunning god images, we explore important themes of voyaging, place making and encounter.