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Decolonizing the Museum: Meditation Workshop with Grace Ndiritu

British-Kenyan visiting artist Grace Ndiritu leads participants on a initiatory journey, using shamanic practice, one of the oldest forms of spirituality and meditation techniques. This practice is part of Healing the Museum, a body of work that Grace began in 2012 that came out of a need to re-introduce non-rational methodologies, such as shamanism, to re-activate the ‘sacredness’ of art spaces. Grace believes that most modern art institutions are out of sync with their audiences’ everyday experiences and the widespread socio-economical and political changes that have taken place globally in the recent decades, have further eroded the relationship between museums and their audiences.

Grace has declared 2020 as the Year of Black Healing, to counterbalance the co-opting of Black Culture by politicians to promote their own agendas. Her year-long program features exhibitions and workshops touching on topics such as activism, healing, black culture, decolonizing and neo-liberalism.

In partnership with the UBC African Awareness Initiative Conference 2020: Africa in the Diaspora—The African Experience Around the World. Visit the Facebook event to learn more about Grace’s Year of Black Healing events in Vancouver.

When: Monday, February 3, 2020 | 3 – 5 pm
Presentation Circle inside MOA’s Multiversity Galleries
Cost: Free
RSVP to Nuno Porto, MOA Curator, Africa + South America: nuno.porto@ubc.ca