Kermadec: A Transpacific Story

Maybe the voyage never ended and we never got off the ship. As the ‘Kermadec’ exhibition makes evident, the week-long voyage in May 2011 has lingered in the lives and work of all the artists involved—a point of reference, a catalyst and a mother lode of imagery and energy. For the group, the political and environmental issues encountered have also remained alive, unresolved and, if anything, gaining in poignancy. The ship sails on. Because it wants to, and because it needs to.