Friday, March 20, 2009

Honouring of Norval Morrisseau by the Government of Canada!?

-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Prime Minister Stephen Harper (seated beside Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada) , with new Conservative cabinet after the swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall (October 30, 2008) in front of Norval Morrisseau's masterpiece, Androgyny, 1983.
-
-

Created by world-renowned Canadian Aboriginal painter Norval Morrisseau, the 'Androgyny' was installed In the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General (OSGG) in the Rideau Hall (Ottawa) that replaced Charlottetown Revisited, a work created by the Jean Paul Lemieux, which has been on loan from the Confederation Centre of the Arts since 2006.
-
The loan of 'Androgyny' to Rideau Hall is made possible thanks to a partnership with the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and the Indian and Inuit Art Centre. The piece will be on display until 2011 and will be seen by everyone visiting Rideau Hall.
-
"In my opinion the Government of Canada could have honoured Norval Morrisseau in a much better way if they had investigated themselves through legal authorities at their disposal these controversial and other issues that are destroying Norval Morrisseau's art market and consequently his legacy. The legacy and great body of artwork by the late Norval Morrisseau is a 'National Treasure' that will honour the commitment made by the Canadian Government in regards to our unique and diverse cultural heritage to be enjoyed by future generations of Canadians".
-
Spirit Walker
/spiritwalker2008@gmail.com /
-

-
-
~ Photography: "28th Canadian Ministry" /Wikipedia/
-

No comments: