Allison Warden, photo by Don Mohr, courtesy of the artist
This multimedia installation and two-month performance by Anchorage-based Iñupiaq artist Allison Akootchook Warden takes the form of an Iñupiat ceremonial qargi. Warden’s version is a futuristic recreation of a ceremonial house, where she allows her audience to gently explore these spaces in a contemporary context. Warden describes the ceremonial space as existing “in the space of where the hyper-future meets the super-ancient, a liminal space where myths are born and the Eagle Mother is honored with ceremony and dance.”
Warden will host a series of special events throughout the exhibition, including a recurring “talk show” with special guests, a weekly moose hide nametag workshop in October, and an Iñupiat Church Service.
Join interdisciplinary Iñupiaq artist Gretchen Sagan and Allison Warden in the exhibition Unipkaaġusiksuġuvik (The Place of the Future/Ancient) to learn how to bead our name into moose hide. Bring two or three vials of #10-sized beads. Included with admission
Join “Aku” (the performance name of Allison Warden) for an hour of conversation and laughter with guests from around Alaska. Included with admission
Join “Aku” (the performance name of Allison Warden) for her tattoo consultation with artist Holly Nordlum and Maya Sialuk Jacobson. Aku and Maya hold a pre-tattoo consultation to make plans for a tattoo that will be made later in the month. Listen as they discuss the different types of tattoos. Included with admission
Join “Aku” (the performance name of Allison Warden) to celebrate Halloween like she does in her village. This sober event includes an aġġi (Iñupiaq traditional dance), a costume party at 9:30 p.m. an AKU-MATU concert in the qargi from 10 p.m. to midnight. Included with tickets to Conceal | Reveal. 21 years and older.
Tickets: $20 member/$25 non-member
VIP tickets are an additional $15