Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: how do you carry the land?

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Becoming an art object in itself, this publication creatively re-assembles the exhibition Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: how do you carry the land?. Photographs of artworks and performance documentation are juxtaposed in new arrangements so that the reader encounters Goto and Morin’s work with a fresh perspective from which new meanings can arise. Photographs sit alongside poetic texts by Juliane Okot Bitek and features the work of artists commissioned to make new works for the exhibition, including Haida carver Corey Bulpitt, Semiamhoo experimental weaver Roxanne Charles, Japanese Canadian installation artist Haruko Okano, and filmmaker Navarana Igloliorte. Senior Curatorial Fellow of Indigenous Art and the exhibition’s curator, Tarah Hogue’s essay delves into Goto and Morin’s collaborative performance art methodology, contributing to an expansion of the discourse of performance art in consideration of the cultural knowledge both artists bring to their work.

Designed by Sébastien Aubin, an award winning Indigenous designer from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba, who was the University of Manitoba’s first Indigenous Designer in Residence.

This catalogue was published in conjunction with Ayumi Goto and Peter Morin: how do you carry the land?, an exhibition organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Tarah Hogue, Senior Curatorial Fellow, Indigenous Art, and presented from July 14 to October 28, 2018.


Foreword by Kathleen S. Bartels
Essay by Tarah Hogue  

48 pages
6.5 x 9.5 inches
21 colour illustrations
ISBN 9781927656419
Vancouver Art Gallery