WEAVING CULTURAL IDENTITIES National Tour 2020
The Weaving Cultural Identities is a multipart project by the Vancouver Biennale that brings together Indigenous and Islamic communities in a collaborative exploration of weaving traditions and histories, thereby unpacking uneasy issues of belonging, displacement, diaspora, the land, and identity. Through collective ‘making’ and dialogue, Weaving Cultural Identities has lent a platform and safe space for these uneasy conversations, whilst also providing an opportunity for learning about the ‘other’.
The project is a visual manifest of prominent, national dialogues surrounding the reconciliation of heritage, and the sharing and celebration of cultural knowledge, symbolism, and self-identification through textile traditions.
The Weaving Cultural Identities exhibition will be touring across Canada in 4 different institutions in 3 provinces (Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba).
Stay tuned for more updates.
Funded by Canada Council for the Arts, Heritage BC, Government of Canada, Celebrate Canada, Buschlen Mowatt Nichols Foundation, Gearbase Vancouver
Partners: Mauro Vescera, Chief Executive Officer, Museum of Vancouver Sharon M. Fortney, PhD, Curator of Indigenous Collections and Engagement, Mike Mallen, Chief Operating Officer, Museum of Vancouver, Aslam Bubulia, Community Engagement Initiatives, Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Cultures and Civilizations, SFU, Voices of Muslim Women, The Canadian Sweater Company, The Sisters Project
Date & Time
April 2020 to December 2020