Interisland Terminal is a new organization using art as a social platform to speak out on the social and civic challenges facing Hawaii. They plan to do this by showcasing very cutting edge artists and hosting thought provoking art exhibitions, the first of which starts today.

Rinus Van de Velde is a Belgian artist whose work is based on National Geographic images from the 1950s and 60s and their attempt to reconcile a search for authenticity with a specific ideology of discovering and structuring the new, the exotic. He appends each of his drawing with his own thoughts, handwritten on the bottom for posterity.

The show opened with a special event last night, but now the show is open for public consumption.

The exhibition is located at the Interisland Terminal Pop Up gallery at 3583 Waialae Avenue, Kaimuki, Honolulu

Gallery hours are Tues – Sat 12p – 7p / Sun 12p – 4:30p / Closed Monday. The show is slated to run from July 16-26, 2009.

For more info, check out the Interisland Terminal site.