6:00pm - 10:00pm

Der Papālagi (The White Man)

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St Paul St Gallery AUT, Gallery Three

6:30pm: Der Papālagi (The White Man), live reading by David Fane

Der Papālagi (The White Man) responds to German Erich Scheurmann’s 1921 book Der Papālagi. Artist Yuki Kihara staged a social experiment in which Christian and Barbara Durst – German migrants living in Sāmoa for over 24 years – “go native” appearing dressed in full indigenous Sāmoan regalia in and around Apia. The series raises questions about Sāmoan nationalism and the politics of home and belonging, exploring ethical boundaries between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation.

Yuki Kihara

With support from Creative NZ 

Also at St Paul St Gallery AUT on White Night: Der Papālagi (The White Man), Yuki Kihara: Reading by David Fane at 6:30pm and Still, Like Air, I'll Rise


Image credit: Yuki Kihara, Der Papālagi at the Fugalei Market (2016) (detail), from the Der Papālagi (The White Man) series 2016, c-print, printed image 800 x 1000mm. Courtesy of the artist and Milford Galleries, Dunedin, New Zealand.