Monday, March 9, 2009

Intersections and Jaimey Hamilton

808 SceneZine interviews Jaimey Hamilton on Intersections

Hamilton, "Ultimately, I want Intersections to help people see the Honolulu art scene from an international perspective”, Hamilton said. She goes on to make a distinction between what’s happening on the global art circuit (with it’s epicenter in New York, and it’s media outlets dominated by Art Forum magazine), and what happens locally. She says that a lot of artists look to the international scene and gear their efforts toward finding an in, but that’s a paradigm that is not sustainable for localized art communities, and she sees the end of that hierarchical association of artists on the horizon. What’s more, she sees Honolulu as a scene that can be on the vanguard of a new, sustainable model in community-based art and culture. But that kind of transition requires that the local arts, music, and cultural communities take their ideas of Honolulu out of the shadow of the mainland and the international scenes, and begin to see Honolulu’s cultural momentum as an international phenomenon."

Hamilton also curated an international exhibition "Pan Pacific Nation" Contemporary Pacific Island art from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Hawaii, New Zealand, Nuie, Samoa and Tonga now showing at ARTS at Mark's Garage, March 2- 23rd, 2009. Artists: Maile Andrade (MFA alum), Leanne Lupelele Clayton, Noelle Kahanu, Leilani Kake, Lily Laita, Nanette Lela’ulu, Janet Lilo, Carol Pao, Siliga David Setoga, Ema Tavola, Angela Tiatia, Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi

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