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This Brookfield Place Installation Intersects Old And Contemporary Mi’kmaq Traditions

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This Brookfield Place Installation Intersects Old And Contemporary Mi’kmaq Traditions
If you happened to be in Brookfield Place yesterday, you might have noticed the newest sensation suspended right in the Winter Garden.

“Tepkik” meaning night in the Mi’kmaq language, is the latest installation by artist Jordan Bennett. Originally from Newfoundland, Canada, Bennett draws on the Mi’kmaq heritage to guide his work, he drew inspiration from their historical petroglyph depicting the Milky Way and included references to elements like land, sky and galaxy. By incorporating bright colors, traditional Mi’kmaq quillwork techniques and using contemporary materials, Bennett’s installation perfectly balances the old and the new. Tepkik invites the viewer to picture their individual place in our vast galaxy filled with thousands of stars and stories.

Above all, Tepkik draws on the complex, changing dynamics of Native American communities within North America.

Winter Garden. 8am – 10pm. On until September 6th.