Ace’s 2019 solo exhibition “mazinigwaaso / to bead something” at the Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery, Concordia University is now viewable on-line as an interactive Virtual Reality (VR) experience.
VIEW THE VR SCAN OF THE EXHIBITION (here).
As curator Lori Beavis notes, “This exhibition offers a dialogic and reflective artistic space to critically engage with material that furthers understanding of cultural histories through a highly creative practice. This exhibition facilitates the broadening of viewers’ knowledge of Indigenous artists, histories and contemporary art practice. Additionally the exhibition contributes to the discussions taking place within Canada and other settler nations on the topics of decolonization and re/conciliation. These discussions and the resultant initiatives are integral as Canadian cultural workers strive to heed the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Artistic investigations such as Ace’s will continue the efforts to make change and fill the gaps – as art has an important role in educating and sharing stories. As a curator and art educator of mixed Indigenous – settler descent, my objective is to curate exhibitions that advance an understanding of the artist’s relationship to self-representation and identity through their art practice. The exhibition of Barry Ace’s bandolier bags fulfills this obligation”.
Exhibition curated by Lori Beavis. November 4 – December 13, 2019.