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JULY 26, 2016


Saskatoon, Canada—Remai Modern is very pleased to announce its third web commission, by Tanya Lukin Linklater . The August 1–31 project is curated by Gregory Burke, Remai Modern Executive Director & CEO, and Sandra Guimarães, Director of Programs & Chief Curator.


In association with its pre-launch program, Remai Modern is inviting artists to realize original projects exclusively for online viewing. On the first day of every month, work by a new artist will appear on Remai Modern’s homepage. Past commissions by British artist Ryan Gander and Saskatoon artist Tammi Campbell are now accessible in the online archive.


Through these commissions, the museum considers its website as an extension of its physical space and onsite program. Mobile and experimental, this online gallery allows for direct, personal encounters with art while connecting with artists and audiences across the globe.


"We’re delighted to feature an original work by Tanya Lukin Linklater as Remai Modern’s newest web commission,” said Gregory Burke, Remai Modern Executive Director & CEO. “She is at the forefront of current developments in contemporary art. Her work explores new combinations of artistic forms in order to explore the relationships of the personal to the political and the local to the global." Burke added. “This project continues our commitment to contemporary Indigenous programming.”


"Tanya Lukin Linklater’s works are informed by a strong, experimental and poetic sensitivity” said Sandra Guimarães, Remai Modern Director of Programs & Chief Curator. “She is one of Canada’s most unique and critically engaged contemporary artists.” Guimarães added. “We brought her to Saskatoon earlier this year to develop a new version of her performance, the the and are excited to continue building on this with this new work, Slay All Day”. 


Slay All Day is a four-minute video developed in collaboration with Toronto-based dancer, Ceinwen Gobert, through a process of focused improvisation. Tanya’s work is compelled by relationships between bodies, histories, poetry, pedagogy, Indigenous conceptual spaces and institutions. Her choreography often draws inspiration from film and other sources­­−Slay All Day features sections informed by Robert Flaherty’s film Nanook of the North and specific movement forms of Inuit athletics.


Tanya Lukin Linklater has presented her performance collaborations, videos, photographs and installations nationally and internationally including recent projects at Performa at the EFA Project Space, New York City; Museum of Contemporary Art Santiago, Chilé; SBC Gallery, Montreal; Western Front, Vancouver; Images Festival at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; Remai Modern, Saskatoon; and Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton. She studied at University of Alberta (M.Ed.) and Stanford University (A.B. Honours). She is currently a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. Tanya Lukin Linklater originates from the Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions in Alaska. She lives and works in North Bay, Ontario.


* Pronunciation note: the artist’s first name is pronounced TONYA.


About Remai Modern:


Remai Modern, to open in 2017, is a visionary new museum. The building, by renowned Canadian architects KPMB, is at Saskatoon’s River Landing. Remai Modern, home to the world’s foremost collection of Picasso linocuts, will offer transformative art experiences and innovative programming.


Remai Modern gratefully acknowledges funding from the City of Saskatoon, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canada Council for the Arts and SaskCulture.