This semester I am president of the BFA class at the University of Hawaii. There are 27 of us this year--a large but incredibly talented group of artists. Our concentrations include painting, sculpture, glass, fiber, performance, photography, installation, and printmaking. The thesis exhibition, Shift, opens in less than two weeks. Here are some process shots from a blog I created.
Photos by Dustin Miyakawa, Trevor Sakanashi, Mark Kushimi.
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As the semester draws to a close and the Wonder Action Network & Garrison grows in size and breadth, here's a little retrospective of our actions in and around the University of Hawaii campus.
Postings around campus bulletin boards.
A cancelled mural.
Shirt and poster printing + tie dye.
The Wonder booth at the Ka Leo Arts Festival: live screenprinting and fundraising.
The W.A.N.G. zine, screenprinted with hand embossed braille.
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Wonder, 2012, 20' mural on the University of Hawai'i at Manoa campus
Cancelled, 2012, University of Hawai'i at Manoa campus bulletin board
The aim of critical public art is neither a happy self-exhibition nor a passive collaboration with the grand gallery of the city, its ideological theatre and architectural-social system. Rather, it is an engagement in strategic challenges to the city structures and mediums that mediate our everyday perception of the world: an engagement through aesthetic-critical interruptions, infiltrations and appropriations that question the symbolic, psycho-political and economic operations of the city.
Krzystof Wodiczko, Strategies of Public Address: Which Media, Which Publics?
Stevie Wonder, Hawaii’s athletic director and the case of the missing $200,000
State senators to probe Stevie Wonder blunder
Blunder to plunder: Costs mount in Wonder concert scam
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