Nizhónígo YííkadoThu 17 Nov — Sat 17 Dec 2022
We Walk in Beauty
Nizhónígo Yííkado - We Walk in Beauty is a collaboration of Native American, American, and artists, performers, scientists, painters, sculptors, and researchers working in Belgium. The project considers our place on Earth in the context of the circular interconnectedness (of humans and non-humans). Photography, sensorial walking tracks, poetry, and talking events give an account of the plenitude of ways in which people engage with their environment in the present and the past, opening doors towards possible futures.
Between November 18 and December 17, 2022 a series of events and public moments in multiple locations in Brussels, Ghent, and Antwerp will take place in the framework of the project.
With Esther Belin, Sherwin Bitsui, Tomahawk Greyeyes, Crystal Littleben, Laura Tohe, Chip Thomas, Patrick Thompson, Brent Toadlena, Shaandiin Tome, Lindah Nyirenda, Christine Clinckx, Anthony Webster, Rik Pinxten, Lieven Standaert, Catherine Willems, Bernaded Dexters, Benjamin Bellorado, Jeanne Boden, Camiel van Breedam
A second and parallel exhibition Pluriversal Worlds in a Grain of Sand takes place in Zebra, the Liedts-Meesen Foundation in Ghent (8 December – 20 December 2022). Pluriversal Worlds in a Grain of Sandexpands the scope of the project to a global level with artists from Africa, Asia, Native America, and Europe.
The book Pluriversal Worlds in a Grain of Sand covers both projects.
Yá' át' ééh
Yá' át' ééh is an impulsive road trip through the archives of photographer bernaded Dexters. After 34 years visiting Navajo land, the people, the families, she would like to share with you her own kind of journal: The beauty, the magic and the passion of the Diné (as they call themselves) and the magnificent landscapes. The sales of the book support the project Nizhónígo Yííkado. You can find the book on [ander]-zijds website.
Nizhónígo Yííkado - We Walk in Beauty is possible thanks to Crescendo-S; KASK & Conservatorium, School of Arts, Pilar, HOGENT, Future Footwear Foundation, University Ghent; Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp; RITCS, Brussels, ZEBRA, the Liedts-Meesen Foundation, Ghent; Cinema Antwerp; Loterie Nationale Loterij, US Embassy on Belgium; Ministry of Culture; Flemish government, Diné College’s Navajo Cultural Arts Program.