MEDIA: National Gallery of Canada’s Magazine features Barry Ace’s “Otter Moccasins” for Àbadakone preview

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.

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