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Artist Reception and Live Art Demo: "Coqa/Collision" by Fijian Artist Waqa Vuidreketi
5:00 PM - 11:59 PM International Art Museum of America
Date: October 05, 2018 to October 05, 2018
Where: International Art Museum of America, 1025 Market St, San Francisco, California, United States, 94103
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Event Type: Arts & Theater
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IAMA welcomes Fijian artist Waqa Vuidreketi in our Tendergold Gallery for the month of October! Waqa explores the use of found materials and raw materials such as beeswax, tree resin, tapa cloth, and mangrove sap combined with oil pastel to reinterpret concepts of indigenous identity and the organic relationship between Pacific people and their land. He is particularly keen to explore themes such as the collision between modern and traditional values systems, perceptions of identity by young urban Fijians and addressing modern-day challenges using traditional methods of discourse, problem-solving, and knowledge. He continues to push the boundaries of his art as an indigenous expression in a constantly changing world. Join us for our opening reception on Friday, October 5 from 5 - 8 pm! The artist will also hold a live art demo on Saturday, October 6 from 2 - 3 pm. To learn more about the artist, visit:  https://www.iamasf.org/tendergold-gallery/ or view his live interview at: https://vimeo.com/289389460