Flags of Unsung Countries

  • Dates:January 16, 2020 - March 14, 2020 ( Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
  • Location:Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
  • City:Brandon
  • Times:Monday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Tuesday & Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Thursday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Friday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Address: 2 - 710 Rosser Avenue Brandon, MB
  • Phone: (204) 727-1036
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  • Region: Western
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Opening Reception: Thursday, January 16, 7:30 PM

Flags of Unsung Countries is a photographic installation exploring new ceremonies, migration and embodied archives. Photographed in Canada and Nigeria, the work functions as a rite of passage. The exhibition charts the process of understanding a father’s struggles as an African immigrant challenged with mental illness living in the Canadian prairies. The layered images intersect geography and memory in a search for a location of belonging. The work asks the questions: How do we reconcile displacement with a sense of rootedness on adopted homelands? What is required of a home - is it a geography, a structure, a memory? Do we choose to belong or does it choose us? Flags of Unsung Countries uses photography as a language and an archive to map a path of the African diaspora. Using the medium of photography, for this exhibition, Liz Ikiriko documents a personal journey to learn more about her father, returning to meet family in Nigeria and places in Canada where she has lived. Her deeply personal and moving work explores memory, family and identity, and reimagines boundaries between past and present.

Image: Liz Ikiriko, Homegoing, 2017. Colour photograph on hahnemuehle, 33.3” x 50”

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Flags of Unsung Countries
  • (204) 727-1036
  • 2 - 710 Rosser Avenue
  • Brandon, MB