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Revisioning the Indians of Canada Pavilion: Ahzhekewada [Let us look back]

Saturday October 15, 2011 to Sunday October 16, 2011

Registration in Room 187:
8 to 11 a.m.

Colloquium Hours:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Colloquium co-presented by OCAD U's ABVC & The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective

Hosted by the Aboriginal Visual Culture Program at OCAD University in partnership with the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (ACC), this colloquium responds to and embodies the vision of the Indians of Canada Pavilion, (1967) and its continuing impact on indigenous art and cultural production today.

Curators, scholars, artists and students will present academic papers for presentation that engage the following three key themes:

The Development of Critical and Aesthetic Theory in Contemporary Indigenous Art
How critical art and curatorial discourses have evolved since the Canada Pavillion; the impact of activist art organizations; and the formal characteristics of contemporary Aboriginal artwork that articulate a revolutionary visual vernacular.

The Digital Artifact: New Art Histories
The history and impact of digital media on indigenous communities, pedagogy, web presence and the creative process.

The Dreaming Time Panel
Papers presented by emerging indigenous artists, academics and curators highlighting their careers, work and research

•Kathleen Ash-Milby, Associate Curator, National Museum of the American Indian, New York City
•Tracey Assing, Filmmaker, Trinidad
•Jason Baerg
•DJ and digital media artist Bear Witness
•Brenda L Croft, Former Curator National Gallery of Australia and Lecturer at the David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research, University of South Australia
•Bonnie Devine, Founding Chair, Aboriginal Visual Culture Program at OCAD University
•Vanessa Dion-Fletcher, Performance Artist
•Sherry Farrell Racette, Artist, Professor, University of Manitoba in the Departments of Native Studies and Women and Gender Studies
•Stephen Foster, Artist and Associate Professor, UBC Okanagan
•Skawennati Fragnito, Artist Co-Director, Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace
•Jenny Fraser, Artist, Curator, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Collective, Sydney, Australia
•David Garneau, Artist, Curator and Associate Professor, University of Regina
•Tom V. Hill, Former Director of the Woodland Cultural Centre, Curator, Artist
•Richard W. Hill, Curator and Associate Professor at York University
•Robert Houle, Artist, Curator and Professor at OCAD University
•Maria Hupfield, Artist
•Heather Igloliorte, Curator and PHD Candidate, Carleton University
•Alex Janvier, Artist
•Elwood Jimmy, Artist, Curator, Director, Sâkêwêwak Artists' Collective
•Michelle LaVallee, Assistant Curator, MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina
•Cheryl L’Hirondelle, New Media/Performance Artist and Educator, OCAD University
•Steve Loft, Curator and National Visiting Fellow at Ryerson University
•Edna Manitowabi, Professor Emeritus, Trent University
•Lee-Ann Martin, Curator of Contemporary Canadian Aboriginal Art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
•David McIntosh, Filmmaker, Writer, Curator and Associate Professor in Media Studies, OCAD University
•Gerald McMaster, curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario and Joint Artistic Director of the 18th Biennale of Sydney, Australia
•Crystal Migwans, Curatorial Assistant, Ojibwe Cultural Foundation
•Suzanne Morrissette, Artist and Curatorial Resident, Thunder Bay Art Gallery
•Diana Nemiroff, Curator and Professor at the University of Ottawa
•Nigit'stil Norbert, Photographer
•Duke Redbird, Poet, Mentor/Advisor at OCAD University, Aboriginal Visual Culture Program
•Ryan Rice, Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
•Jessie Short MA, Performance Artist
•Charlotte Townsend-Gault, Curator, Art Historian, Anthropologist and Professor at University of British Columbia and University College London
•France Trépanier, Visual Artist, Curator and Cultural Consultant
•Youth Dancers (Seventh Generation/Native Canadian Centre)

Admission (registration required):
Students and youth: FREE
Faculty and underemployed: $15
General admission: $35

Download the complete itinerary and registration form (PDF).

Mzinkojige Waabang (He/She is carving tomorrow)

October 14 & 5, 2011

Produced by Wanda Nanibush on behalf of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective
Co-producers include Toronto Free Gallery and Vtape
Presenting productions by ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival with Edward Day Gallery, ASpace and Gallery 44


Vernon Ah Kee, Jason Baerg, Bear Witness, Raven Chacon, Colin Curwen, Margaret Farmer, Jenny Fraser, Sally Frater, David Garneau, Aroha Groves, The Gunbalanya Community & Gozer Media, Lee Henderson, Mark Igloliorte, Dennis & Melanie Jackson, Jason Lewis, Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Jason Lujan, Frank Mcleod, Julie Nagam, Shelley Niro, Christine Peacock, Rebekah Pitt & John Graham, Ryan Rice, Chad Solomon and Skawennati Tricia Fragnito.

Download the complete schedule (PDF).

Thank you to our generous supporters:
Government of Ontario
Canada Council for the Arts
Ontario Arts Council
Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Toronto Free Gallery


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