Aboriginal indentity remixed and mashed up at the Power Plant
City Centre Mirror
Aboriginal heritage and urban youth culture will come together in a new exhibition at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.
Titled Beat Nation, the exhibition will see artists remixing and mashing up old and new, juxtaposing traditional pieces of the Aboriginal identity with modern mainstream art in media ranging from painting, sculpture, performance, video and more.
Some two dozen artists will participate in the exhibition, which also takes roots from hip hop, which has become a major force in youth activism in Aboriginal communities in recent years. The artists hail from across North America, from the west coast to Labrador and from Nunavut and Alaska to New Mexico.
Despite their varying cultures and surroundings, the exhibition will bring the artists together to demonstrate the connections they share.
Beat Nation will take place at the Power Plant at Harbourfront Centre and will run through to May 5. For more information, visit www.thepowerplant.org