Fiji - Exhibition


In front of the Fiji Museum, February 2010


Opening event at Fiji Museum






TOURNÈE DE FESTIVAL Mr. Enije, Kalime, Togo


FLOWER WOMEN Meveana Hutchinson Cook Is.


MRS. PORN GIVES A TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE
Christine Falk Germany


A.W.C. Ralf Tooten Thailand (center)


View into the exhibition


BUDDHA 1 - X Khin Zaw Latt Myanmar (from left)


TIED UP IN MEDITATION ?
MEDITATING TANGLES ? Luo Fei China



KOJ PROJECT Sakarin Krue-on Thailand (from left)


SKULL PLANT Amrit Chusuwan Thailand


Video Monitor:
A CHILD BECOMES A FATHER Juhani Koivumaki Finland
SOLOMON ISLANDS BANYAN TREE FAIRY TALE
Clinton Kiko Zinihite Solomon Islands
ENFANT DE LA RUE Max B Benin
PASSAGE D´UN GUERRIER REVOLUTIONAIRE Vitshois Mwilambwe-Bondo R. D. Congo
STILL LIFE Susanne S. D. Themlitz Portugal
ORA Corinne Cimerman Tahiti
ABOUT A BIRD Allen Ailani Alo, Samoa + Oceania Dance Theater, Fiji


View into the exhibition


TAHITI RA´AU Andreas Dettloff Tahiti (center)


TREES Veronika Radulovic Germany


SOME PLACE TO BELONG Mahiriki Tangaroa Cook Islands
Video projection:

TOTEM OF HEAVENLY WISHDOM Tamiko Thiel Germany
ZAANSE KLEDEN Hieke Pars Netherlands
CONNECTING EVERYWHERE Laiza Pautehea Tahiti

PAUSING IN DIFFERENCE S. Winkler + S. Köperl Germany
TALOFA Teweiariki Teaero, Kiribati + Fiji



MARKET PEOPLE Iwayan Suama Bali Indonesia


STRANGE FRUIT Kofi Setordji Ghana (in front)


View into the exhibition


SHAMANIC TRAVEL George Simon Guyana (right side)


View into the exhibition


KRITZKRATZ CITY Kritz Kratz Germany


MERMAIDS Paula Linga Fiji

UNTITLED Edorh Sokey Togo (left side)


TE RO Timi Teanuanua Tahiti


BANYAN VOODOU S.K. Sampaio Togo


SIGN OF THE SHINING FLAME Josaja Mc Namara Fiji


LOVE MAGIC George Tancredo Guyana (in front)
MOTHER TREE Ananda Surya India (behind)


Video Projection:
ROSE OF JERICHO (LIVING ORNAMENT)
Anja Vormann + Gunnar Friel Germany
FEM OAK Matthias Neuenhofer Germany
KANAK BANYAN RITUAL Lize Benoit-Capel France
CLIM(B)AX Clea T. Waite USA


ROCKS AND STICHES Jean Paul Forest Tahiti


STICK Birgit Kammerlohr Germany (left)
SEEDS Thorsten Streichardt Germany (center)


ELEMENTS Madan Lal India (center)


View into the exhibition


View into the exhibition


Outside of the museum: Men using the Banyan tree to hang up their wet sporting clothes after playing football

THE BANYAN TREE
baka, pargad

Fiji Museum, Suva
2th - 27th Feb, 2010

In the northern latitudes the Banyan Tree is known as "Ficus" in the flowerpot, in the tropics, he is revered, loved and feared. In the Pacific , the Banyan Tree has cultural importance.

After Bangkok, Phnom Penh, Berlin and Papeete, Rarotonga, Suva is the 6th station of the worldwide touring exhibition THE BANYAN TREE, it shows paintings, sculptures, videos, photos and installations by more than 50 artists from 20 countries, Josaia Mc Namara, Teweiariki Teaero, Allen Aillani Alo and Paula Linga represent the Fijian art scene. The art works have been collected by the German media artist Alfred Banze. Inspired from these works, he organized numerous workshops for children and young people in schools, galleries, cultural centers and artists' studios in many countries arround the globe. The now displayed exhibition shows both, the original artworks and the remixes by children and young people, all inspired by the Banyan Tree.

Supported by: Fiji Museum, Oceania Center, Fiji Art Council, German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, German Institute for Foreign Relations (IFA), Culture Department, City of Berlin-Neukölln

Accompanying to the exhibition, workshops, screenings and talks took place.

Guided tour through
the exhibition

Fiji Museum, Tuesday 23th of February, 6 pm

Banyan Social Art Symposium
Fiji Art Council, Wednesday, 24th of February, 6 pm

Banyan Workshop for visual artists, musicians, writers
Oceania Center at USP, Wednesday 24th - Friday 26th, 10 am - 4 pm

Banyan Workshop Final Presentation
Oceania Center, Friday 26th of February, 6 pm