This exhibition forefronts historical facts that are often hidden or untold because they reveal that our shared past includes, and is based on, acts and systems of brutality, racism and oppression. Told by artists through research into the lives of family members and familial connections, the works in Inheritance demonstrate that history continues to reverberate through time, impacting the present and future. The artists in this exhibition share the histories of anti-Black racism and the KKK as well as the internment of Canadians of Japanese descent across western Canada. They grapple with the generational atrocities committed in the Indian Residential School system across the country. Their works seek to uncover these histories, to hold true to the past as the only way to move forward.
Inheritance is presented by Capital Powered Art, an exhibition series sponsored by Capital Power.