Yuki Kihara's large format photographs and a life-size projection investigate the historical and ongoing fetishising of Samoan men.
In a nutshell:
Provocative and confronting / Rugby culture critiqued / Larger than life
A Study of a Samoan Savage responds, in part, to the recent problematic treatment of Polynesian men as powerful but primitive players in rugby culture. Large format photographs and a life-size projection are displayed alongside rare archives to critique the historical and ongoing fetishising of Samoan men as athletic specimens.
Image credit: Yuki Kihara, Nose Width with Vernier Caliper, 2015.
Warning: Images include nudity and has been rated R18 by Te Uru Gallery.
Saturday 27 February to Sunday 22 May
10am to 4.30pm, daily