Indigeneity Rising – a new micro-exhibition at MOV featuring artwork by the 2020 YVR Art Foundation scholarship recipients
VANCOUVER, BC – On September 15, 2021, a new micro-exhibition featuring emerging and mid-career Indigenous artists opens at the Museum of Vancouver (MOV). The micro-exhibit, Indigeneity Rising: Celebrating Our People, Our Stories, and Our Traditions, provides an opportunity for the 2020 YVR Art Foundation (YVRAF) scholarship recipients to exhibit artwork they have created over the past year. This is the second year that MOV has hosted this collaborative exhibition.
“The YVR Art Foundation supports Indigenous artists in BC and Yukon through scholarships, travel grants and awards. Part of our mandate is also to secure exhibition opportunities for Indigenous artists. Partnering with the Museum of Vancouver again means that a second cohort of YVRAF scholarship recipients is able to exhibit their artwork in a public museum, and to have an opportunity to reach new audiences.” Susan Jackson, Executive Director, YVR Art Foundation.
The micro-exhibition, which will be on display at MOV until November 14, 2021, 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. Each of the featured artworks demonstrates the diversity and uniqueness of Indigenous identity today by reflecting upon memories embedded in stories, places, and people from the communities of the featured artists. The works in the exhibition will relocate for display at the Vancouver International Airport in late November.
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