ACE TRAVELLING TO TAIWAN FOR EXHIBITION AT THE SHUNG YE MUSEUM OF FORMOSAN ABORIGINES IN TAIPEI

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Canadian Indigenous Art opens March 2, 2023 at the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines in Taipei, Taiwan.

Two of Ace’s works, Sign of the Mijibijiw (From beneath the surface) (2020) and Beaded Abstraction (2014) from the art collection of Indigenous and Crown Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (Gatineau) are currently in Taiwan and included in two exhibitions.

The first exhibition Persistence/Resistance: Taiwan – Canada Indigenous Art Exhibition features artworks from both Canada and from Taiwan at the Tainan Art Museum (TAM) until January 30, 2023. The second exhibition Canadian Indigenous Art featuring Canadian Indigenous art only will open at the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines on March 2, 2023.

Ace is travelling to Taipei for the exhibition vernissage and will participate in several public programming events with the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei and the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines from February 27 to March 5, 2023.

Both exhibitions are a collaboration between the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei (Global Affairs) and the Indigenous Art Centre (Crown and Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada) in Gatineau, Quebec.

Sign of the Mijibijiw (From beneath the surface) (2020) is one of Ace’s Automata paperworks, where he explores the conceptual interface between mythology and the concept of the automaton through a set of cultural specific iconography and abstracted animal forms that can be located in the schematics printed on vintage electronic circuit-boards.