19. June 2020 - 14:30 till 19:30
Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery, Winnipeg
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Weaving Cultural Identities | Friday, 19. June 2020

June 19 to August 1, 2020

Tuesday-Friday 12pm to 5pm* (May change)

Artists: Angela George, Chief Janice George & Buddy Joseph, Dawn Livera & Adrienne Neufeld, Krista Point, Nadia Sajjid, Ruth Sheuing, Shamina Senaratme, Michelle Sirois Silver, Debra Sparrow, Robyn Sparrow, Mary Lou Trinkwon, Doaa Jamal, Damian John, Sholeh Mahlouji, Michelle Nahanee, and Kit Walton

In partnership with the Vancouver Biennale, curated by Zarina Laalo, exhibition coordinated by Lori Lai

Reception & Artist Talk: Dates To Be Determined

The Vancouver Biennale presents the Weaving Cultural Identities national touring exhibition, hosted by Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery.

Weaving Cultural Identities explores multicultural identity and intercultural relations through traditional weaving as a storytelling medium. Graphic artists and weavers from Vancouver’s immigrant Muslim communities and Coast Salish Indigenous communities including Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Tl'azt'en were brought together in collaboration to create a series of 10 small-scale “prayer rugs” inspired by Islamic prayer rugs and ceremonial Indigenous weavings.

The weavings are a visual manifest of prominent, national dialogues surrounding the reconciliation of heritage, and the sharing and celebration of cultural knowledge, symbolism and self-identification through textile traditions. This multi-part project Is part of Vancouver Biennale’s 2018-2020 curatorial theme, “re-IMAGE-n”.

Special thanks for the support on this project: Canada Council for the Arts, Buschlen Mowatt Nichol Foundation, Heritage BC, Government of Canada, Museum of Vancouver

Urban Shaman: Contemporary Aboriginal Art Gallery acknowledges the support, throughout the year, of our friends, volunteers, community and all our relations, NCI FM, CAHRD, Wawanesa Insurance, Winnipeg Foundation, Manitoba Heritage, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts. ~Miigwetch/ Hai Hai/ Ekosi / Merci/ Thank you

*At this time, entry to the gallery is by appointment or calling up to enter the 290 McDermot building. Please contact ahead by email at info at urbanshaman dot org or call 204-942-2674.

Guidelines on how we are making our space to meet provincial MB Covid 19 regulation prevention, check our website urbanshaman.org