For a second year, the Museum of Vancouver (MOV) has launched the collaborative micro-exhibition Indigeneity Rising: Celebrating Our People, Our Stories, and Our Traditions, and it will be on view at MOV until November 14. At the end of November, this display will be moved to Vancouver International Airport.
It is a showcase for the works of art that the 2020 YVR Art Foundation Scholarship recipients from British Columbia and the Yukon have made over the past year.
The exhibit “celebrates the resilience of Indigenous community members who carry artistic and cultural traditions into their daily lives and the resurgence of self-directed Indigenous visual expression,” according to MOV.
“For many in the community, this past year has been difficult, from the isolation and fear brought on by COVID-19, to the continued recovery of the little ones who have been lost in residential schools across our country,” MOV Indigenous Collections and Engagement curator Sharon Fortney said in a press release. “The work of the YVR Art Foundation is to repair and foster resilience through awards that support artistic creation while expanding the cultural culture of recipients through mentorship opportunities, formal study and / or meeting with scholars. goods in museums and galleries. The results are powerful, thoughtful works that imbue the power of self-actualization. “
The exhibition features the work of the 2020 YVR Art Foundation Fellows, who have each received $ 5,000 scholarships, including: Christopher Auchter, Cyril Bennett-Nabess, Marlo Wylie Brillon, Shoshannah Greene, Jade Hanuse, Jared Kane, Cody Lecoy, Sage Nowak, Toonasa (Jordana Luggi) and Naomi Watkins.
More details are available on the MOV website.