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 available for viewing at MOV until November 14. In late November, this display will be relocated to the Vancouver International Airport.
It’s a showcase for artwork that 2020 YVR Art Foundation scholarship recipients from the B.C. and the Yukon have made over the past year.
The exhibition “celebrates the resilience of Indigenous community members who carry forward artistic and cultural traditions in their daily lives and the resurgence of self-directed Indigenous visual expression”, according to the MOV.
“For many community members this last year has been a difficult one, from the isolation and fear wrought by COVID-19, to the ongoing recovery of the little ones who were lost to residential schools across our nation,” MOV Indigenous Collections and Engagement curator Sharon Fortney stated in a news release. “The work of the YVR Art Foundation is about redress and encouraging resilience through awards that support art creation while expanding the cultural literacy of recipients through mentorship opportunities, formal study, and/or encounters with belongings in museums and galleries. The results are powerful and thoughtful works that imbue the power of self-realization.”
The exhibition features the work of 2020 YVR Art Foundation scholarship recipients, who 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 at the MOV website.