The works in Among All These Tundras embrace and address concepts of language, land, sovereignty, and home. Join Curator Shauna Thompson for a tour through the works in this exhibition as we consider how these four concepts can be tied to processes of revitalization, history and change, tradition and contemporaneity, and locating a sense of belonging.
Date: Sun, 28 July 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MDT
Location: Esker Gallery
Exhibit Runs: June 1 - August 30, 2019
Among All These Tundras, a title taken from the poem ‘My Home is in My Heart’ by famed Sámi writer Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, features contemporary art by Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world. Together, their works politically and poetically express current Arctic concerns towards land, language, sovereignty and resurgence. Artists from throughout the circumpolar north share kinship with each other and their ancestors, love for their homelands, and respect for the land and its inhabitants.