IN THE MAIN GALLERY
Native Art Department International (Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan)
Nicole Kelly Westman
Tanya Lukin Linklater
Krista Belle Stewart
January 25 - March 24, 2018
In Dialogue is an exhibition structured as a conversation. It invites viewers into intimate discussions that work through new ways of understanding, and being Indigenous in contemporary contexts. Moving from spaces of contemplation and reception, to moments of excitement and animation, the artists blur borders drawn with invented notions of authenticity and guide us through negotiations between the specificity of personhood and its abstraction into larger groups of belonging. This gathering of work embraces the wildly individualistic tumble of connections and contradictions that constitute contemporary Indigenous identities, in open dialogue—between artists, audiences, and the interconnected mesh-works woven between all our relations.
Organized by John G. Hampton. Co-produced by the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, and the Carleton University Art Gallery.
Image: David Garneau, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective Meeting. Oil on canvas. 152 x 122cm. 2011.
Opening Reception with durational performance by Nicole Kelly Westman
Thursday, January 25 at 7:30PM
Artist-led tour with David Garneau and Nicole Kelly Westman
Friday, January 26 at 12:00PM
Curator-led with John Hampton
Thursday, January 15 at 7:00PM
Panel Discussion: The Current State of Indigenous Curation in Canada
co-presented by the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective
Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00PM
Ceremony and Gender: a Public Discussion with Raven Davis and guests
Monday, February 26th at 7:00PM