TASKOCH PIPON KONA KAH NIPA MUSKOSEYA, NEPIN PESIM ETI PIMACHIHEW | LIKE THE WINTER SNOW KILLS THE GRASS, THE SUMMER SUN REVIVES IT
The exhibition features six Indigenous artists who create work in an Indigenous language from each of the major geographic regions of what is now known as Canada—Anishinaabemowin, Nēhiyawēwin, Nitsiipowahsiin, Tāłtān, Uummarmiutun, and Komqwejwi'kasikl. Taskoch pipon kona kah nipa muskoseya, nepin pesim eti pimachichew celebrates and centers Indigenous language revitalization and ways of knowing. This exhibition aims to address and initiate a discussion on how Indigenous languages intertwine with Indigenous epistemologies and how the dormancy and extinction of Indigenous languages lead 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.
Curated by TRUCK’s inaugural Emerging Curatorial Resident, Missy Leblanc. Photos by Elyse Bouvier.
Video of Ilihaktunga, I Learn at TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, AB on November 1st, 2019.