In A Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art

In A Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art

June 22 2017- March 20 2018

MOA

 

Despite sitting still in a glass case before you, some artworks never stop moving. They contain histories. They challenge us. They are more than art. In a Different Light presents more than 110 historical Indigenous artworks and marks the return of many important works to British Columbia. These objects are amazing artistic achievements. Yet they also transcend the idea of ‘art’ or ‘artifact’.

Settle into one of our comfortable red leather Idea Chairs – an audio playback system activates when visitors are seated. Here you’ll experience stories from Clyde Tallio (a Nuxalk knowledge keeper, ceremonialist and speaker), Molly Billows (a Homalco Nation spoken-word poet), Rena Point Bolton (a Stó:lō matriarch and artist) and Sharon Fortney (a Coast Salish curator

This exhibition presents more than 110 historical indigenous artworks and explores what we can learn from these works and how they relate to indigenous peoples’ relationships to their lands.

Find out more about special events and tours of both the exhibition and all of MOA. Learn More.

About the Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks: MOA’s groundbreaking new gallery is dedicated to Indigenous art from the Northwest Coast. One of the most elegant and innovative exhibition spaces of its kind, the 210-square-metre gallery pairs cutting-edge technology with an inviting and natural setting that reflects the surrounding environment. Learn more.

MOA Communications Assistant Kiel Torres sits in one of the Idea Chairs.

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