01 March 2010

In the Land of the Head Hunters

Taras Polataiko

Prince George Premier Screening
(HD Video 24:52 min 2008)

Thursday, March 11, 2010
11:30 am
UNBC Room 7-150

In the Land of the Head Hunters (2008) documents a screening of Edward Curtis’s eponymous film for the descendants of the cast on the Kwakiutl reserve in the north of Vancouver Island.

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Conceptual artist Taras Polataiko has consistently addressed political history and memory. Polataiko has exhibited world-wide, including Sao Paulo Biennale (Brazil), Korean Biennale (South Korea), Antoni Tapies Foundation (Spain), Volta 5 (Switzerland) and Musee d'Art Contemporain de Montreal. He taught art at the University of Saskatchewan and lectured at the U of T, UBC, ECUAD, OCAD, U of Vic, U of Calgary, U of S, Trent University, U of Manitoba, and U of Newcastle (Australia). He is represented by Priska C. Juschka Fine Art (New York), Galerie U7 (Frankfurt), and Barbara Edwards
Contemporary (Toronto).


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