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Unceded Territories


MOA Exhibition Tour


Join us for the conclusion of our two-part series exploring the work of artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, and our last event of the 2015-2016 season.


Karen Duffek, Curator of Contemporary Visual Arts and Pacific Northwest Art at the Museum of Anthropology, will give a tour of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s exhibition Unceded Territories.


After the tour join us at 2:30 for a small reception in MOA’s Community Lounge, to celebrate our 2015-2016 season!


About the Exhibition


Vancouver artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent, is showcased in this provocative exhibition of new and existing paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installation works that confront the colonialist suppression of First Nations peoples, and the ongoing struggle for Aboriginal rights to lands, resources, and sovereignty. Twenty years since his last major Canadian solo show, Unceded Territories will demonstrate the progression of Yuxweluptun’s artistry and ideas through hard-hitting, polemical, but also playful artworks that span his influential 30-year career.

Co-curated by Karen Duffek (MOA Curator, Contemporary Visual Arts & Pacific Northwest) and Tania Willard (artist and independent curator, Secwepemc Nation), this collection promises colour and controversy through Yuxweluptun’s original visions – a critical and impassioned melding of modernism, monumentality, and Indigenous perspectives.

As part of the exhibition, an accompanying full-colour publication featuring essays by guest writers and selected works by Yuxweluptun will be available in May 2016 at the MOA Shop.

Exhibition runs May 10 – October 16, 2016

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