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The Hands Talk: Aboriginal Student Exhibition

The Hands Talk: Aboriginal Student Exhibition
March 4th – 14th, 2019
Opening Celebration – March 4th 4:30 p.m.
Curators: Diane Blunt, Zoe Cire, Shawna Kiesman

Curatorial Brief:
The Hands Talk narrates a multifaceted memoir of the individualistic experience made
as Indigenous artists. One speaks through their hands in physically creating tangible
artworks that thereupon catalyze conversation, emotion and the sharing of knowledge.
The Hands Talk calls upon the diverse and numerous voices of different nations and
communities as Indigenous artists, each echoing a distinct acknowledgement of home.
Through diversity, there is a universal language shared between artists that enables
unity. In physically using our hands to produce art, we are granted expression that
consolidates a form of communication, linking us as Indigenous makers. Through the
work of hands the artist has the ability to shape vocabulary and synthesize voices
throughout the North American expanse. The Hands Talk allows Indigenous artists to
speak a language fusing our hand made stories.

Respectfully, Emily Carr University is located on unceded, traditional and ancestral
xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ
(Tsleil-Waututh) territories.

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