Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth looks at the diverse ways urban Aboriginal youth are asserting their identity and affirming their relationship to both urban spaces and ancestral territories. Unfiltered and unapologetic, over 20 young artists from across Canada, the US, and around the world define what it really means to be an urban Aboriginal youth today.
Fusing Indigenous traditions with urban youth culture, MOA Curator Pam Brown and Curatorial Assistant Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers have assembled a radical and thought-provoking exhibition that is uniquely comprised of predominantly female artists ages 15 to 25 years of age. Many of the participating artists’ works are highly politicized, focusing on land rights and resource extraction, gendered violence, land and cultural dispossession issues, substance abuse, cultural disconnect, adoption, and more.
A pair of tickets to the Claming Spaces: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology from June 1, 2014 to January 4, 2015.
CONTEST CLOSING TIME
Contest closes May 29, 2014 – Winner will be contacted upon closing time.
SKILL TESTING QUESTION
Which gallery at MOA will the exhibition be shown in? For a hint, go here: