- October 28, 2016 to December 10, 2016
CALL To support the work of Indigenous North American women and artists through local art commissions that incite dialogue and catalyze action between individuals, communities, territories, and institutions. To stand together across sovereign territories as accomplices in awakened solidarity with all our relations both human and non. RESPONSE To ground art in responsible action, value lived experience, and demonstrate ongoing commitment to accountability and community building. To respond to re/concilliation as a present day negotiation and reconstruction of communities in the aftermath of colonial trauma. callresponseart.ca
By Cheryl L'hirondelle, Christi Belcourt, Esther Neff, Isaac Murdoch, IV Castellanos, Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory, Marcia Crosby, Maria Hupfield, Tania Willard, Tanya Tagaq, Ursula Johnson
- Curated by Maria Hupfield, Tania Willard, Tarah Hogue
Category | 135 ProgramsPerformance
- October 22, 2004
"If you're lucky enough not to succumb to a childhood illness, you'll live long enough to watch your pets die." - Caitlin Cary Heartache, suicide, apocalypse...and all the big questions. Through a lens of song and story. With able assistance from Glen Watts
By Lizard Jones
- July 5, 2013
On July 5th, 2013, artist Lisa Simpson transforms grunt gallery during a full-day performance involving sewing, music and sound, and social interaction. The project, Agente Costura, questions clothing consumption habits, bringing forth a discussion around the sustainability of the fashion industry.
By Lisa Simpson
- April 21, 2012 to April 28, 2012
Ghostkeeper is the first major look back at the extraordinary art practice of Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew (1958-2006). Ahasiw was among the first aboriginal artists in Canada to work in performance, and the internet. Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew's work as a curator, producer, and writer laid important groundwork for Aboriginal artists in these fields. He is an important voice in the development of these media within the aboriginal communities and beyond.
By Adrian A. Stimson, Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew, Archer Pechawis, Cheryl L'hirondelle, Elwood Jimmy, Sheila Urbanoski
- Curated by Glenn Alteen, Malcolm Levy
- September 13, 1985 to September 20, 1985
An ape indicates the line he had to follow in entering and establishing himself in the world of men. He learns how to drink and smoke and achieves the "cultural level of an average European". Adapted from Liduin Currell's "A Report to an Academy".
By Franz Kafka
- Curated by John Robert McGie
- August 5, 2015 to August 22, 2015
ARCTICNOISE is a media installation by Geronimo Inutiq (madeskimo) that draws on film footage and sound materials source from the Isuma Archive at the National Gallery of Canada, as well as sound and film materials from the artist's personal collection and other ethnographic material. Conceived as an Indigenous response to Glenn Gould's celebrated composition "The Idea of the North". Inutiq will appropriate Gould's piece as a musical score, paired with new voices and imagery to produce a layered and multi-vocal work.
By Geronimo Inutiq
- Curated by Britt Gallpen, Yasmin Nurming-Por
- July 29, 1997 to August 14, 1997
On July 29th, Reeve will present a lecture exploring the man-nature relationship from the perspective of the visual arts. Whilst Reeve pays respect to an understanding of the historical and social cration of the so-called man-nature understanding of the historical and social creation of the so-called man-nature paradox, indeed of the category 'nature' itself, her main aim in this lecture is to highlight both the pitfalls and potential strengths for contemporary artists taking the natural environment as their subject. The lecture will also include some explanation of Reeve's own methodology in creating performances and static works which explore nature and potential language forms laid in its services.
By Hester Reeve