Amazonia: The Rights of Nature
For each exhibition, MOA invites curators as well as local community members, artists, academics, and activists to provide varied and dynamic perspectives about the included works and highlighted themes. Let these unconventional guides expand your understanding, direct your attention to critical ideas, and spark your curiosity. Free with museum admission
Thursday, April 20 | 7pm
Indigenous Self Governance
Join Andrea Vasquez, UBC PhD forestry student, on a tour of Amazonia: The Rights of Nature. A descendant of the Quechua indigenous group in the region, Andrea will speak to the federational Indigenous self-government system in the Peruvian Amazon. As an introduction, there will be a screening of the short film The Invisible Border in the Presentation Circle.
Thursday, April 27 | 7pm
Gavin Andrews is a Canadian documentary filmmaker featured in Amazonia: The Rights of Nature who lived in the Brazilian Amazon for 15 years. Join Andrews as he discusses the challenges confronted by traditional communities due to rapid changes in “development” and politics in South America’s largest frontier.
Sunday, May 7 | 3pm
Vancouver Bird Week
Join Ildiko Szabo, an avian forensic morphologist and assistant curator at the UBC Beaty Biodiversity Museum, on a tour of Amazonia: The Rights of Nature. Helping MOA celebrate Vancouver Bird Week, Szabo will explore the feather works and various bird species in the exhibition.
Thursday, June 1 | 7pm
Join curator Nuno Porto (Africa and Latin America) on a special curator’s tour of Amazonia: The Rights of Nature. Commenting on the sophisticated artworks from Amazonian Indigenous cultures on display, this tour explores the importance of traditional knowledge for our common future.
Saturday, March 11 | 1pm & 3pm
Art and Activism Tour
Highlighting the stories and narratives behind artworks that were created to provoke social change, this tour will explore MOA’s permanent collection and the brand new exhibition Amazonia: The Rights of Nature.
Sunday, March 12 | 1pm
Join curator Nuno Porto (Africa and Latin America) on a tour of Amazonia: The Rights of Nature. Commenting on the sophisticated artworks from Amazonian Indigenous cultures on display, this tour explores the importance of traditional knowledge for our common future.
Thursday, April 13 | 7pm
Secrets of the Brazilian Amazon
Alessandra Santos, Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies at UBC, will lead a tour revealing a variety of the hidden secrets of the Brazilian Amazon. Learn about the Trans-Amazonian highway, Indigenous displacement, deforestation, geoglyphs, ancient techniques and more.
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