“Molokai Window” Honolulu Museum of Art April 26- Sept 16


Exhibition by James Jack

Honolulu Museum of Art

April 26-September 16

This installation focuses on land not as a commodity to be bought and sold, but on the visceral relationship between Molokai’s people and land. This three-year process has revealed that while the people of Molokai may have different priorities, they all see the island’s potential tied to love for the land.

—Healoha Johnston

James Jack Molokai Window: Mokio Point 2017 Natural pigments on paper 76 x 56 cm


James Jack Mauka & Makai 2017 Handmade walnut ink on paper (sketchbooks)

James Jack Cycles of Dirt as Life 2017 Natural pigment and graphite on paper (sketchbook)

“Sea Birth” Screening in Okinawa, July 22

Sea Birth Screening

Artwork by James Jack

Part one of the work Sea Birth (2017) begins with the spirits of those who have died in the sea near the site of a shipwreck from the 19th century. Part two of Sea Birth (2018) delves into the militarized spaces of the sea in Okinawa today seen through the eyes of a young couple falling in love.


In preparation for the production of part three a discussion on the meaning of birth will occur after the screening.


Special Guests:

James Jack (Artist)

Chiaki Katagiri (Senior Research Fellow, Okinawa Archaeological Culture Center)


July 22nd


Daido 35-5 2F
Naha City, Okinawa


*Support provided by Yale-NUS College, Georgette Chen Fellowship Grant