2022 Hawaii Triennial highlights local culture in global exposure
But unlearning paradise has precedent in Chiu’s practice, as evidenced by “Paradise Now?: Contemporary Art from the Pacific,” the 2004 exhibition she curated at the Asia Society and Museum in New York. Rethinking Hawai’i beyond the prism of leisure intervenes in what scholar Edward Said has described as the Western imaginary of Asia-Pacific Oceania made possible by colonial histories. Paraphrasing fellow member Kahu’āina Broderick, Chiu further reiterated that “we recognize those who are with us and those who have practiced elsewhere on this show” through social and climate justice.