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MEDIA: CBC Indigenous reviews Barry Ace’s “mazinigwaaso / to bead something” on now at Concordia’s FOFA Gallery

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 bags, as well as two sets of regalia using circuitry materials.

“It’s really important to have this work in Montreal because Indigenous art and Indigenous presence in Quebec can sometimes be challenging,” said curator Lori Beavis.

“It’s also really important to have work that shows that there’s been constant movement from old skills and old traditions coming into the present day as well as showing up in contemporary practice.”

Read the full article – Odawa Anishinaabe artist swaps glass beads for resistors and capacitors – here.

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