Hawai‘i Triennial 2022 (HT22) presented by Hawai‘i Contemporary will open on February 18, 2022. Preceded by two biennials in 2017 and 2019, the 11-week, city-wide art exhibition entitled “Pacific Century – E Ho‘omau no Moananuiākea” marks its third iteration with a new format and major expansion as the biggest contemporary art event in Hawai‘i.
Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM), a lead presenting sponsor of the event, displays an HT22 exhibition featuring Kānaka ʻŌiwi and Hawai‘i-based artist collaborations ‘Ai Pōkahu Press, ʻElepaio Press, Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina, Piliāmoʻo, and Tropic Editions. “The exhibition at HiSAM celebrates the particularities of this place and is indebted to the stories of art and activism that have unfolded across Ka Paeʻāina o Hawaiʻi since the 1970s—many of which remain under recognized to this day. It is no secret that ʻŌiwi artists have been historically underrepresented and misrepresented within the settler colonial exhibitionary complex of Hawaiʻi’s art institutions,” says Associate Curator Drew Kahu‘āina Broderick. “HT22 seeks to counter exclusionary practices that continue to impact the health and wellbeing of Hawaiʻi’s art ecosystems.”
HT22 is a citywide art exhibition of contemporary art installed across seven venues in Honolulu: Bishop Museum, Foster Botanical Garden, Hawaii Theatre Center, Hawai‘i State Art Museum, Iolani Palace, Honolulu Museum of Art, and Royal Hawaiian Center. For more information and updates on Hawai‘i Triennial 2022 (HT22), visit HawaiiContemporary.org.
- Fridays 1 – 2:30 pm (March 4 – May 6).
- No registration required.
- Meet in the second floor lobby.
- Please note that Drew may not start the tour until about 1:30 p.m. and may run past the 2:30 p.m. end time.
Additional HT22 tours at other HT22 locations are posted on the Hawaiʻi Contemporary website: HawaiiContemporary.org/PublicPrograms.
The State Art Museum is scheduled to be open on March 25, the Prince Kuhio Day state holiday.