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.
Moose Hide Nametag Workshop with Gretchen Sagan
3 to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 8-29
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
Talk Show Tuesdays (and Thursdays Too)
2 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 11-Nov 22
Join “Aku” (the performance name of Allison Warden) for an hour of conversation and laughter with guests from around Alaska. Included with admission
1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26
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
9 p.m. to midnight, Friday Oct. 28
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