#MuseumFromHome Online Screenings

September 2 – October 7, 2020

Streaming on the sfmoma.org homepage, for free, is a weekly rotating selection of SFMOMA video and performance commissions from the past decade.


Artists: Mike Mills, Nicole Miller, Rashaad Newsome, Mika Tajima and Tanya Lukin Linklater


September 30–October 7, 2020

Tanya Lukin Linklater: An amplification through many minds

Tanya Lukin Linklater visits Alutiiq and Unangan cultural belongings in the collection of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in Berkeley. The artist developed a choreographic score with dancers for these displaced objects that explores temporal encounter as a form of repatriation and transcendence. This video features a private performance in the Hearst Museum’s collections storage and open rehearsals held at SFMOMA during the first weekend of SOFT POWER (2019).






What do we share in common? Who is the “we” in “We the people”? How could we reimagine wealth and come together for common good?


Commonwealth explores these questions, and how our common resources are used to influence the wealth and well-being of our communities. Commonwealth is the outgrowth of a multiyear partnership between three dynamic, socially engaged contemporary arts organizations: the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University (ICA at VCU) in Richmond, Virginia; Philadelphia Contemporary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Beta-Local in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The project explores the historical concept of “commonwealth” and its legacy in each of the three locations. It asks whether it’s possible to unleash the collective power embedded in that term while recognizing its connection to exploitation and colonialism. The question of how people understand common wealth, and the tension between individual choice and collective wellbeing, has become all the more relevant in 2020, a year that began with earthquakes in Puerto Rico and has continued with the historic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Using the tools of culture — from critical conversation to writing, image-making, performance and even gardening — Commonwealth offers paths to understanding both the unequal structures that shape our lived realities and ways that people might come together to make the world more equitable.


The indoor/outdoor exhibition component of the project, opening at the ICA in September, 2020 will feature all of the new co-commissioned work by artists Firelei BáezCarolina CaycedoDuron ChavisAlicia DíazSharon HayesTanya Lukin Linklater, Nelson RiveraMonica Rodriguez, and The Conciliation Project (TCP).

Movement Research is excited to make available MRPJ 52/53 as a downloadable PDF. Please visit this form.


For this issue, Sovereign Movements: Native Dance and Performance, guest editor, choreographer Rosy Simas invited writer, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, to work with her. Together they assembled contributors from Native and Indigenous communities to reflect upon their practices, the historical conditions out of which they operate as well as movement, performance, and choreography as a socio-political project. Just as it is important for physical institutions to acknowledge that they sit upon occupied land of Native and Indigenous people, so too must institutions of history, practice, and epistemology acknowledge their occupation of knowledge and memory.


Throughout this issue, dance and movement is posited as a powerful strategy against settler-colonial mindsets and as an effective tool against erasure of Native and Indigenous cultural traditions. These pages discuss the importance of Native sovereignty and analyze various histories of resistance to settler-colonialism. Artists in the issue propose alternative artistic models to probe the roles of art and artists in society towards a more expansive constellation that fundamentally critiques the Western reward system in culture as well as the often celebrated cult of authorship. The cover and back cover of this issue invoke the history and intentionality of the Two Row Wampum Treaty from 1613 made between the Haudenosaunee and Dutch settlers. Two Row Wampum is considered a living treaty—a way for people to live together in peace and respect and to ensure that people meet to discuss issues that emerge.

Jacob Korczynski has written a review of Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts at Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery for Flash Art. You can read it here:




Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts will open at the Belkin in Vancouver in September, 2020. You can read more about the exhibition here:




The summer edition of AGO Home Stage welcomes artist Tanya Lukin Linklater revisiting her incredible performance Sun Force from August 2017. Created while in residence at the AGO, Lukin Linklater worked with dancers Ceinwen Gobert and Danah Rosales inside the exhibition Rita Letendre: Fire and Light to stage a unique and site-specific performance in response to Letendre’s powerful work. The artist will be in conversation with Bojana Stancic, AGO Assistant Curator Live Projects and Performance, about her memories of that experience, her vision of post-pandemic performance possibilities and working in museums more broadly.

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Tanya Lukin Linklater's performances in museums, videos, and installations have been shown in Canada and abroad. She often makes performances in relation to architecture of museums, objects in exhibition, scores, and cultural belongings reaching towards atmospheres that shift the space or potentially, the viewer. Her work centres knowledge production in and through orality, conversation, and embodied practices, including dance. While reckoning with histories that affect Indigenous peoples' lives, lands and ideas, she investigates insistence. Her ethical considerations include that which sustains us conceptually and affectively.


You can view the documentation of open rehearsal of Sun Force and our conversation on Facebook and Youtube. This premieres August 7, 2020 at 6 pm EST. 




A review of my project, The Harvest Sturdies, by Christina Schmid for In Review (a twin cities publication). This solo exhibition and performance took place at All My Relations Arts in what is called the American Indian Corridor in Minneapolis  in 2017.




MacLaren Art Centre has made the catalogue for Northern Convergences available online.


The exhibition included Felix Kalmenson, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Jeneen Frei Njootli, and Charles Stankievech


With Interviews by Emily Dundas Oke, Emily McKibbon, Erin Sutherland and Fan Wu Curated by Emily McKibbon.