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Exhibition

  • Off-Site
  • Self portrait with mended flesh

    Manuel Axel Strain

    April 1 - September 1, 2020

    Location: Aberdeen Canada Line Station, Richmond

    Above: Manuel Axel Strain, "Self portrait with mended flesh", installation view at Aberdeen Canada Line Station, Richmond, BC.

    In partnership with Richmond Public Art, Capture Photography Festival, and InTransit BC

    Self portrait with mended flesh by two-spirit artist Manuel Axel Strain is a diptych depicting the artist’s connection to their Grandmother. The work is born out of the artist’s internalized struggle to accept their own identity. Wrapped in their grandmother’s scarf, the artist’s arms metaphorically carry a spiritual connection and kinship to their ancestors. With such gestures of guidance and care by the older generation, the artist reflects on the traumatic times of their life, expressed in terms of vulnerability and resilience in reference to current and historical forms of colonial violence.

               

    Above: Manuel Axel Strain, "Self portrait with mended flesh", installation view at Aberdeen Canada Line Station, Richmond, BC.
    WATCH: Artist Manuel Axel Strain gives an audio tour of their installation, "Self-portrait with mended flesh". Part of Capture Photography Festival’s 2020 Public Art Program, it can be seen in person at Aberdeen Canada Line Station, Richmond, BC.

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    Richmond Cultural Centre
    7700 Minoru Gate
    Richmond, BC  V6Y 1R8
    Canada Line Station: Richmond-Brighouse

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