- 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 | 313 ProgramsExhibition
- April 3, 2009 to May 8, 2009
Title: ...as if a forest. "The work is "packaged" in a 10 step set of nonsensical directions generated by a fictional company. The directions explain how to create a sound experience of a forest. I begin the work with a performance in front of an audience on the first day of the show." Dmitry Strakovsky
By Dmitry Strakovsky
- November 2, 2018 to December 15, 2018
2068: Touch Change is both an archive and a speculation. Beginning 50 years in the future, this new exhibition by Toronto-based artist Syrus Marcus Ware proposes an archive whose ‘holdings’ act as a meeting ground for artists and activists across time and space. The exhibition has 3 main components: a series of large-scale graphite portraits drawn on paper and directly on the walls, a speculative text and a disseminated printed work that documents materials gathered and accessed in the artists’ research process. The portraits – in many ways the centrepiece of the exhibition – are created through a complex process of visiting and revisiting images and interviews with historic and present-day BIPOC (Black, Indigenous or People of Colour) activist communities. Ware’s investment in the archive is overlaid with a parallel interest in forms of speculative fiction (see his recent piece in C Magazine or his essay on Octavia E. Butler published by Canadian Art last year) and he speaks eloquently about how he envisions his research and installations as ways of creating a space where activists and artists of different generations are brought together.
By Syrus Marcus Ware
- Curated by Vanessa Kwan
- December 19, 2017 to December 21, 2017
2167 is a virtual reality project commissioned and produced by TIFF, imagiNATIVE, Pinnguaq, and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures. As part of TIFF's sesquicentennial initiative Canada on Screen, five Indigenous filmmakers and artists - Jeff Barnaby, Danis Goulet, Kent Monkman, Scott Benesiinaabandan, and Postcommodity - were commissioned to create VR projects envisioning Indigenous life 150 years in the future.
By Danis Goulet, Jeff Barnaby, Kent Monkman, Postcommodity, Scott Benesiinaabandan