Speaking to the Old Ones

Tahltan artist Peter Morin curates an exhibit in two parts: “Speaking to the Old Ones,” will be shown at MOA while “Speaking in Landscape Tongues” appears at Vancouver’s Western Front Gallery. Both components explore the role of aboriginal languages as expressions of indigenous thought, and the importance of speaking aboriginal languages as a way of asserting aboriginal presence in the world.

At MOA, four video monitors have been placed in the Great Hall, positioned so that visitors can view them in relation to specific poles and sculptures. Artists whose videos are shown include Kevin Burton, Helen Haig-Brown, Jason Lujan, and Sandra Semchuck with the late James Nicholas.

Exhibition Title

Speaking to the Old Ones

Dates

September 3 - October 18, 2009

Category
Past