Turtle Island Meets Europa
Native American artists
Turtle Island Meets Europa is an exhibition and event at the MySTeR center presenting Native American (Canadian) art and poetry, in Breyell-Nettetal at the Roetzel villa there. The exhibition opens July 21, and is open for the public every day (from 14.00 hrs-18.00 hrs) till August 2. In August the exhibition will be part of the Ruigoord Landjuweel festival in Amsterdam.
It all began with a story according to Rolland Nadjiwon, and all we have now is stories. Nadjiwon is a Potowatome writer and educator and has works published in North America /Turtle Island and around the world. Britt-Marie Lindgren, co-curator together with AnJes Wagemans, will read poetry written by Nadjiwon at the opening of the exhibition. Wagemans is co-director of MySTeR together with Luc Sala.
Ancestral memory and stories are central to this exhibition with works by seven Anishinabe indigenous artists from around Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada. Lindgren has documented the native peoples and nature of this region for the past five years through photography since her return to Canada after living in Amsterdam, Holland for twenty-five years. Her photography is also a part of this exhibition. She finished a four year sculpture major program at the Rijksacademy in Amsterdam in 1987 and has been an active member of the Amsterdam Balloon Group. In her Kirkko Studio/Gallery in Leeburn, Ontario, one hours drive from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, she has hosted poetry readings together with Bernie Harder combined with art exhibitions featuring Native artists and writers over the past few years. Harder taught international indigenous literature at the University of Windsor, Ontario for twenty-five years.
Besides reading Nadjiwon's poetry at the opening Lindgren will read short stories by Henry Angeconeb and Peter Migwans and other Native authors. The story The Great Spirit and Grandmother Turtle is illuminated in several of seven paintings by Migwans which are part of this exhibition. Peter Miller, spiritual leader and artisan, is represented by native drums and artifacts. All artworks in this exhibition are for sale.
The opening is Saturday July 21 at 5 p.m. and the exhibition lasts until August 2. Visitors welcome, no charge.
On Sunday 22 th of July (15.00) there is a conference in Myster about Urban Tribes, organized by the Club of Amsterdam.
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Location Christian-Roetzel-Allee 18, 41334 Nettetal-Breyell tel. 0049-2153-1396047