St Paul St Gallery AUT, Gallery Three
Der Papālagi (The White Man) responds to German Erich Scheurmann’s 1921 book Der Papālagi. Artist Yuki Kihara staged a social experiment in which Christian and Barbara Durst – German migrants living in Sāmoa for over 24 years – “go native” appearing dressed in full indigenous Sāmoan regalia in and around Apia. The series raises questions about Sāmoan nationalism and the politics of home and belonging, exploring ethical boundaries between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation.
With support from Creative NZ
Also at St Paul St Gallery AUT on White Night: Der Papālagi (The White Man), Yuki Kihara: Reading by David Fane at 6:30pm and Still, Like Air, I'll Rise