By: Pamela Rosi
Publisher: Alcheringa Gallery/Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery
Catalogue for Hailans to Ailans (meaning “Highlands to Islands” in Tok Pisin), a ground breaking exhibition of contemporary art and ideas from Papua New Guinea. Through spectacular wood and metal sculpture, weaving, painting, and performance, the indigenous artists in this catalogue explore questions about colonization and exchange, tradition and innovation, cultural and environmental sustainability, and the nature of identity in a fast changing world.
The exhibition includes a cross-cultural exchange with Coast Salish artists lessLIE and John Marston.