Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories

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  • May 10 - October 16, 2016
  • CURATORS: Karen Duffek (MOA Curator, Contemporary Visual Arts & Pacific Northwest) and Tania Willard (artist and independent curator, Secwepemc Nation)
  • Vancouver artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent, is showcased in this provocative exhibition of works that confront the colonialist suppression of First Nations peoples and the ongoing struggle for Indigenous 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 remarkable 30- year career, featuring a selection of brand-new works exhibited publicly for the first time. Co-curated by Karen Duffek (MOA Curator, Contemporary Visual Arts & Pacific Northwest) and Tania Willard (artist and independent curator, Secwepemc Nation), Unceded Territories promises colour and controversy through this display of over 60 of Yuxweluptun’s most significant paintings, drawings, and works in other media – a critical and impassioned melding of modernism, history, and Indigenous perspectives that records what the artist feels are the major issues facing Indigenous people today. This exhibition will undoubtedly fuel dialogue, indignation, and even spiritual awareness as it tackles land rights, environmental destruction, and changing ideas about what we can expect of Indigenous art from the Northwest Coast. The issues Yuxweluptun addresses are impossible to ignore.

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Exhibition books and catalogues

Series consists of books and catalogues pertaining to exhibitions and collections at the Museum of Anthropology. The following exhibitions and collection are covered by publications within the series:

ひろしま Hiroshima
The Marvellous Real: Art from Mexico, 1926 - 2011
Savage Graces
The H.R. MacMillan Collection
The Walter and Marianne Koerner Collection
Chinese Art
Layers of Influence: Unfolding Cloth Across Cultures
Charles Edenshaw
Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Artists
Heaven, Hell, and Somewhere In Between: Portuguese Popular Art
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories
Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia
The Transforming Image

MOA Magazine, Issue 02, Summer 2016

This issue contains articles on current and upcoming exhibition and events, the museum's activities with other museums in the province, a recently acquired woven violin case, educational programs for school groups, artists, mining, and logging along the Sepik River, art and photography in relation to the 2011 earthquake in Japan, and the Museum Associates.