Documentation of my work, An accumulation - A relief, at The Belkin Gallery, Vancouver curated by Tarah Hogue and Shelley Rosenblum is featured on the cover of Inuit Art Quarterly this summer. The cover is accompanied by a feature story on my practice by Kari Cwynar.
Interview can be found here:
May 2, 2016
Curator, Philippe Pirotte, announced the preliminary list for Le Grand Balcon, La Biennale de Montréal 2016 in NYC on May 2. I am included on the list of 45 artists.
I am honoured to have been invited to present new work by the curatorial team for Le Grand Balcon, La Biennale de Montréal 2016.
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Affinities - Conversation
May 26, 2016 2-5 pm
Tanya Lukin Linklater
Organized by Hexagram UQAM/Concordia for Affinities: a series of performances, screenings, and conversations in conjunction with the exhibition Joan Jonas: Far Away. DHC/ART and guest curator Barbara Clausen will present Affinities: a series of performances, screenings, and conversations as a program of events in two parts in May and June. With artists, Joan Jonas and Jason Moran, Simone Forti, taisha pagett and Tanya Lukin Linklater.
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Affinities - Tanya Lukin Linklater
A Lecture Performance of A Glossary of Insistence (2016)
June 21, 2016
This performative lecture by Tanya Lukin Linklater will configure Indigenous and African-American artists and thinkers – Maria Tallchief – Leonardo Drew – Beyoncé – Audra Simpson – Peter Morin – alongside questions that ask: “How do objects evoke the ephemera of invisible structures? Felt structures? Structures that impact our everyday lives? How do we respond to these ephemeral residues?” From the artist: “I find an absence of the body within a conversation about the body. An absence that is present. Dylan Robinson recently spoke of the force of the institution’s gaze to structure the way that we look. I wonder about the force of a choreographer’s look (George Balanchine). I wonder concomitantly about the force of the body in relation to this look (Maria Tallchief, prima ballerina). I wonder about the force of the body to exceed the structure’s exertion.Our kinds of insistence may be different.”
Affinities: a series of performances, screenings, and conversations
In conjunction with the exhibition Joan Jonas: Far Away, DHC/ART and guest curator Barbara Clausen will present Affinities: a series of performances, screenings, and conversations, a program of events in two parts in May and June. With artists, Joan Jonas and Jason Moran, Simone Forti, taisha pagett and Tanya Lukin Linklater.
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"The Insistence of a Crow Archivist, Wendy Red Star" is in the Winter 2016 edition of BlackFlash Magazine. You can find it here:
Ociciwan Collective and Art Gallery of Alberta will present a two-person exhibition, A Parallel Excavation, of Duane Linklater and I's work in April, 2016.
From the AGA's description of the exhibition:
Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective has curated an exhibition of new works by internationally known artists Duane Linklater and Tanya Lukin Linklater at the Art Gallery of Alberta. The exhibition, featuring installation work by both artists, explores notions of excavation in relation to the intellectual, environmental and cultural resources most immediate to the artists.
Duane Linklater investigates the structure and materiality of the wall itself including gypsum, wood and steel, while considering the political implications of those materials as resources extracted in Canada. The connection of gypsum, wood and steel as supporting substances lying between the gallery’s institutional structure and its public becomes a site of mediation for Linklater. In his exploration of these materials the artist questions what is revealed during excavation: “How do we, as Indigenous artists articulate, disfigure or blur the outcomes of an excavation particularly in the gallery or museum space so we can see or sense the tones of certain relationships?”
Arriving at the Art Gallery of Alberta from a practice that engages with visual and performance languages, Tanya Lukin Linklater’s new sculptural work builds on the idea of the gallery itself, investigating this cultural institution as a site where critical modes of discourse may converge. Considering the complex relationships of Indigenous peoples and artists to institutions, museums and galleries, she excavates the Art Gallery of Alberta’s archival records. She offers this action as a considered gesture towards the conceptual spaces between Indigenous peoples, Indigenous art histories and museums that pose an open-ended question, how does the institution perform?
A Parallel Excavation: Duane Linklater & Tanya Lukin Linklater is curated by Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective.
Today I presented my paper, "A Glossary of Insistence" for Wood Land School - Critical Anthology organized by editor, Duane Linklater, Or Gallery and SFU Galleries in Vancouver. Look for the forthcoming publication with writings by Duane Linklater, Raymond Boisjoly, David Garneau, Candice Hopkins, Amy Kazymerchyk, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Liz Park, Postcommodity, Walter Scott and cheyanne turions in the fall of 2016.