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Laura Wee Lay Laq, Eight-Point Pod

Laura Wee Lay Laq, Eight-Point Pod (2009), handbuilt, burnished and sawdust-fired clay [Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC, through Sep 12] Collection of Roberta Wealick, Ken Mayer photo

Border Zones: New Art Across Cultures

Museum of Anthropology
Vancouver BC – through Sep 12, 2010

Thamotharampillai Shanaathanan

Thamotharampillai Shanaathanan, Imag(in)ing ‘Home’ (2009), mixed media with objects loaned by Vancouver Sri Lankan Tamil community members [Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC, through Sep 12] Ken Mayer photo

Ron Yunkaporta

Ron Yunkaporta, Thuuth Thaa’-munth (Law Poles) (2009), cottonwood, red ochre, pipe clay [Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC, through Sep 12] Collection of Peter Sutton, Ken Mayer photo

Border Zones: New Art Across Cultures brings together the work of 12 contemporary artists: Laura Wee Láy Láq, Hayati Mokhtar, Tania Mouraud, Marianne Nicolson, Edward Poitras, Rosanna Raymond, Dain-Iskandar Said, Thamotharampillai Shanaathanan, Prabakar Visvanath, John Wynne, Gu Xiong and Ron Yunkaporta. Through their artwork, these artists examine the idea of borders: “not only as lines that divide, but also as spaces of encounter and exchange, protection and exclusion, migration and memory.” The notion of borders encompasses geographic and political borders as well as racial, religious, ethnic, language and other cultural boundaries subjected to what aboriginal artist Dana Claxton calls “the anthro/entho gaze.”

The exhibited artworks include, fittingly, a plethora of installations: ritual Law Poles used in Australian Aboriginal mortuary ceremonies, a sound installation of photography panels with hidden speakers, a four-channel video installation, an installation of projected images, an installation of 2,000 small white plastic boats, an installation of glass boxes with etched and photographic images, a sound and photographic installation for 12 channels of audio diffusion, and more.

Border Zones has an online component with articles on the artists, installation views, video interviews, reviews and a blog. Over the course of the exhibition, the site seeks to become an archive of ideas about borders: in particular, “how new spaces of thought and meaning are created and contested at the boundaries of knowledge, language, art, culture, and politics.”

The exhibit inaugurated MOA’s new Audain Gallery on January 23, 2010 and is presented with Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad.

Mia Johnson

Becoming Rivers, Gu Xiong

Becoming Rivers, Gu Xiong (2009), plastic boats, photographs, acrylic on canvas [Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC, through Sep 12] Collection of the artist, Ken Mayer photo

Marianne Nicolson

Marianne Nicolson, Wanx’id: to hide, to be hidden (2010), glass, light, photographic prints [Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC, through Sep 12] Collection of the artist, Ken Mayer photo

Anspayaxw, John Wynne

Anspayaxw, John Wynne (2009), 12-channel sound, photographic prints, panel speakers [Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver BC, through Sep 12] Collection of the artist, Denise Hawrysio photo


 Sun, Apr 25, 2010