Tuesday, October 12, 2010

(Social) Realism: Samoa Art

Dan Taulapapa McMullin

Both his parents are Samoan from American Samoa, his paternal grandfather came from a Jewish Irish family of Dublin. Taulapapa grew up in Japan, Germany, California, Hawai'i and American Samoa. He resides in the hills of Laguna, California. His performance poem The Bat and other early works received a 1997 Poets&Writers Award from The Writers Loft. His film Sinalela won the 2002 Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival Best Short Film Award. His 2004 poetry chapbook A Drag Queen Named Pipi is available through Tinfish Press of Honolulu. He wrote a film script Shark in the Woods for director Merata Mita, with producers Cliff Curtis and Ruth Bolan, which is in production.

World (Social) Realist Art (Index of Countries)
This blog page is part of an ongoing project by artist and part-time lecturer Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin (http://gaelart.net/) to explore Realist / Social Realist art from around the world. The term Realism is used in its broadest sense to include 19th century Realism and Naturalism as well as 20th century Impressionism (which after all was following in the path of Courbet and Millet). Social Realism covers art that seeks to examine the living and working conditions of ordinary people (examples include German Expressionism, American Ashcan School and the Mexican Muralists).

Click here for (Social) Realist Art Definitions, World (Social) Realism and Global Solidarity, Art and Politics, Social Realism in history and Country Index.

Suggestions for appropriate artists from around the world welcome to caoimhghin@yahoo.com.

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