Performance artists explore friendship, reconciliation, and racialized trauma at Vancouver Art Gallery

An intimate friendship between two performance artists has led to a new multimedia exhibit that challenges dominant narratives of reconciliation and colonial history

An intimate friendship between two performance artists has led to a new multimedia exhibit that challenges dominant narratives of reconciliation and colonial history. The exhibit opens July 14 at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Peter Morin, an Indigenous artist from the Tahltan Nation, and Ayumi Goto, an artist of Japanese ancestry, use performance art to explore the trauma of colonialism and the role of relationships in reconciliation. The exhibit includes a collection of gifts that the two artists have given each other over the course of their friendship, and each gift is accompanied by a handwritten letter explaining its cultural significance. “Luckily I have my best friend working with me, and luckily part of my practice is about opening up space,” he said. “As an Indigenous body, being here, knowing that history, knowing that Indigenous artists were tried and convicted for the crime of making Indigenous art, that’s hard; but I’m not alone.” The show also features video projections and large colourful photos of both Morin and Goto’s past performance art installations.

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