This Saturday, January 22nd, join MOA to hear from artists behind Sankofa: African Routes, Canadian Roots, Vancouver-based artists Chase Keetley and Chantal Gibson, whose powerful works are featured in MOA’s current feature exhibition.
From 1pm to 2:30pm, hear from both artists, starting with Chase Keetley, a multi-disciplinary artist and founder of Black Arts Vancouver. His multimedia altar installation, We Lost People: Diasporic Departure (2021), created with artist Berlynn Beam, is featured in Sankofa. Keetley will discuss his work and the ideas and process behind his artistic practice.
Chase Keetley’s discussion will be followed by poetry readings and a book signing from artist, poet and award-winning educator, Chantal Gibson, whose installation, Souvenir (2017), is on display in Sankofa. Gibson will read from her two recent books of poetry, How She Read and with/holding, both available for purchase at the MOA Shop, and she will also be available for book signings after.
Sankofa: African Routes, Canadian Roots artist’s talks take place January 22, 2022 from 1 – 2:30 pm, included free with museum admission.
Space is limited; arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Following the talks, stay for a Sankofa Exhibition Tour from 3 -4pm
February 12th, from 11 am – 3 pm, free with museum admission, enjoy the Sankofa Film Festival; presented in conjunction with the featured exhibition the mini film festival features a series of short and feature-length documentaries about the African diaspora throughout the Americas.
COVID-19 safety protocols for events are in effect.