Certain pieces are challenging — you will either understand their aim, or you won’t. Indian Candy is an example of this, featuring bright candy coloured portraits of wild buffalo, Geronimo and a warrant letter to arrest Sitting Bull.
Listening to slippages was initially a challenge. However, after considering the context of the piece, a more interesting thought emerged: this piece isn’t supposed to be conventionally easy to listen to.
The stories used focused on the everyday lives of Palestinians under occupation, and their dreams and aspirations that extended beyond their everyday reality.
Among the 104 pieces donated are metalworks, carved masks, weavings, and totem poles from a number of artists, including Bill Reid (Haida) and Henry Hunt (Kwakwaka’wakw). The total value of the collection is $1.1 million.
"UNCEDED: Voices of the Land" is an audio-led, projected display of four symbolic territories: sovereignty, resilience, colonization and indigeneity — which meld together to define Indigenous architecture and the forces that have shaped it.
“When I arrived, the several months of Duolingo practice and watching Italian movies with subtitles proved useless when spoken to by locals.”