IN THE WAY OF A WOMAN
The multi-disciplinary works of Yuki Kihara combine universal narratives with the authority and authenticity of the local, as she engages with the politics of identity, decolonisation and ecological threats pertaining to her Samoan Pacific Island home.
The art of Japanese Sāmoan fa’afafine multi- media and performance artist Yuki Kihara presents a rich tapestry of media and complex contemplations on Asia-Pacific trans-na- tionalism, gender identity and the emerging environmental crises of the Anthropocene. Fa’afafine are unique to Samoa. The term fa’afafine refers to men who are raised and identify as females, and means, in the way of a woman, and has been around since the early 20th Century.