Sovereignty is a conceptual installation and exhibition curated by Becka Viau which presents the artwork of five emerging East Coast contemporary fine artists (Aaron Weldon, Bonita Hatcher, Scott Saunders, Kat Frick Miller, and Becka Viau.) The exhibition focuses on the notion of Canadian sovereignty, from a historical, personal, and current political perspective. Inspired by research into Canadian colonial history and the development of the nation now known as Canada, Sovereignty expresses a contradictory longing for a secure and unique identity within a complex and young nation. – The Exhibition was held at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax NS, Fall 2012.
Sovereignty included a sculptural installation, The Sovereignty Cloak (2012) by Becka Viau. The Sovereignty Cloak exists as costume that is performed by Viau’s character The Queen, when representing the Queen’s national identity. *See The Queen for more detail on this character.