APSKWA’TOQ (Craftivism) Exhibition
Unama’ki Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design is pleased to announce a new exhibition called APSKWA’TOQ.
The exhibition will be on display in the Loft at Unama’ki Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design beginning February 1, 2024, with an opening reception from 5-7PM that evening.
The show features the work of Deb Kuzyk, Peter Clair, Laura Kenney, Brandt Eisner, Katelin Thériault, Shauna MacLeod, Anne Morrell Robinson, and video interviews by Indigenous comedians Janelle Niles and Tai LeClaire.
The title of the exhibition, APSKWA’TOQ, is a word that means “s/he changes it back” in the Mi’kmaw language. This word references the role of artists and craftspeople who use their creative practice to respond to environmental, political, and social issues. By creating dialogue around difficult subjects and inserting creativity into serious issues, such projects shed light on the work people are doing to effect change. The ability of craft and art to be accessible and to evoke emotion has been vital in showing people that their voice and creative practice have power. The works featured in this exhibition provide opportunities for the public to engage with these ideas while inspiring critical thinking and empathy.
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We would like to thank TD Bank Group and Canada Council for the Arts for their support for this exhibition.