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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.

International Day of Sign Languages

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Darci Mallon, ‘Fovea,’ 1994. Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, purchased with funds from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, an Alberta Lottery funds beneficiary.

The International Day of Sign Languages affirms the importance of supporting and protecting the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users. Today marks the formation of the World Federation of the Deaf in 1951, an advocacy organization dedicated to the preservation of sign languages and deaf culture as prerequisites to realizing the human rights of deaf people.

This work from the AGA Collection by Darci Mallon is part of a series in which the artist drew hands signing a single word or phrase in American Sign Language. Created in layers, the hand or hands appear to be in motion. Here, the hand is signing the word “dementia,” a reference to the artist’s interest in communication, memory and forgetting.

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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.