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like drawing a line in the sand at the ocean’s edge
Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick, Piliāmoʻo, John Vea, Cory Kamehanaokalā Taum

Folded offset lithograph poster
30 x 22.75 inches
Edition of 1000

ISBN 978-1-7325890-2-5

Curator: Drew Broderick
Design: Marika Emi

Summary: like drawing a line in the sand at the ocean’s edge is a poster publication accompanying an exhibition of the same title at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Hessel Museum of Art, from April 7 - May 26, 2019. Curated by Drew Kahuʻāina Broderick, this exhibition features four island-based practitioners working throughout the Pacific: Piliāmoʻo [Mark Hamasaki (b. 1955) and Kapulani Landgraf (b. 1966)], John Vea (b. 1985), and Cory Kamehanaokalā Taum (b. 1990). This is the first occasion that these four artists’ work—separately and together—has occupied such a context. As such, their movement into CCS Bard’s institutional setting and the Hudson Valley’s historically and presently Indigenous lands may be understood as an act of acknowledging overlapping and diverging influences as well as reinforcing strategic alliances.

This publication features an essay by Broderick, as well as visual and textual materials from Piliāmoʻo, John Vea, Cory Kamehanaokalā Taum, and ʻImaikalani Kalāhele.

A PDF version of the poster is available as a free download.

Tropic Editions would like to thank Puʻuhonua Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating opportunities for artists and cultural practitioners in Hawaiʻi, for their generous support of this project.

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