Taskoch pipon kona kah nipa muskoseya, nepin pesim eti pimachihew

Joi T. Arcand, ēkāwiya nēpēwisi (don’t be shy), second edition, neon channel sign, 2019. Photo: Tony Hafkenscheid.

Taskoch pipon kona kah nipa muskoseya, nepin pesim eti pimachihew | Like the winter snow kills the grass, the summer sun revives it

Includes works from Joi T. Arcand, Richelle Bear Hat, Susan Blight, Tsēmā Igharas, Audie Murray, Michelle Sylliboy, and Alberta Rose W./Ingniq

curated by Missy LeBlanc, TRUCK Contemporary Art

November 4 to January 6, 2023
Opening: November 4, 2022 7:30pm

Taskoch pipon kona kah nipa muskoseya, nepin pesim eti pimachihew | Like the winter snow kills the grass, the summer sun revives it features seven Indigenous artists who create work in an Indigenous language from each of the major geographic regions of what is now known as Canada—Anishinaabemowin, Komqwejwi’kasikl, Michif, nēhiyawēwin, Nitsiipowahsiin, Tāłtān, and Uummarmiutun. The exhibition celebrates and centres Indigenous language revitalization and ways of knowing. Taskoch pipon kona kah nipa muskoseya, nepin pesim eti pimachihew aims to address and initiate a discussion on how Indigenous languages intertwine with Indigenous epistemologies and how the dormancy and extinction of Indigenous languages leads to a hindrance of culture and knowledge. Bringing together emerging and established Indigenous artists based in so-called Canada, the exhibition gives space back to those artists whose practices deal with Indigenous languages in each of their visibilities, vulnerabilities, and regional voices.

Organized and circulated by TRUCK Contemporary Art. Support from the Canada Council for the Arts is gratefully acknowledged.

Audie Murrary, I recognize the ways you shift insides (Rugoru), mixed-media installation, 2021. Photo: Tony Hafkenscheid.

Taskoch pipon kona kah nipa muskoseya, nepin pesim eti pimachihew | Like the winter snow kills the grass, the summer sun revives it is presented alongside Mamanaw Pekiskwewina | Mother Tongues: Saskatoon, co-curated by Missy LeBlanc and Kiyari McNab for AKA Artist-Run.

Taskoch pipon kona kah nipa muskoseya, nepin pesim eti pimachihew | Like the winter snow kills the grass, the summer sun revives it is curated by Missy LeBlanc and is organized and circulated by TRUCK Contemporary Art and is presented in partnership with AKA Artist-Run.

This project was made possible with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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