Last week, CBC Indigenous correspondent Jessica Deer interviewed Barry Ace on his newest exhibition –mazinigwaaso / to bead something Barry Ace: Bandolier Bags as Cultural Conduit – on now at Concordia University’s FOFA Gallery until December 12 . From the CBC: It marks Ace’s first solo exhibition in Montreal, and features 14 works based on bandolier […]
They look to the past but also imply a future moment where an individual may step into the work to inhabit the space as an activating presence. The designer Fluevog “Swordfish” footwear was gifted to Ace by Anishinaabe artist Michael Belmore. This exchange, along with the decision to alter contemporary shoes, “demonstrates cultural continuity and a resistance to cultural stasis or erasure,” Ace shared. Nigik Makizinan – Otter Moccasins leaves an indelible imprint on the present.