Multimedia artist and independent curator, Shigeyuki Kihara (recent Winner of the Paramount Wallace Art Award 2012), presented a lecture to Whitecliffe students as part of the Business Studies programme. Kihara discussed key projects from her exhibition history with a focus on project management and professional practice for young creatives.
“To have an artist of Shigeyuki’s talent speak at Whitecliffe is very exciting!” says business studies lecturer Giles Peterson. Kihara is a trailblazer in every sense of the word and on the cutting edge of contemporary art practice, not just locally but internationally. Kihara has a wealth of experience, advice and knowledge to share with young people. Kihara’s art is brave, stunning, community focused and engaging. Kihara’s practice: layered, multi-dimensional and cross disciplinary: traversing performance, fashion activism, photography, film and video – at its very best. We are rapt that Shigeyuki can share with us her knowledge before leaving shortly overseas for international museum exhibition projects.
Image: Shigeyuki Kihara – Photograph of artist by Greg Semu