Ft. Lita Fontaine, Whess Harman, Meagan Musseau, Rhayne Vermette
Curated by Jennifer Smith
Exhibit runs 20 July – 17 August 2018
Friday 20 July:
6pm- Talk with Lita Fontaine and Meagan Musseau
7pm- Opening with drummer and song carrier Dawn Lavand
aceartinc. & National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition’s invite you to the opening of Oneself, and one another, the exhibition of the Indigenous Curator in Residence, Jennifer Smith.
The blanket use of the word ‘Indigenous’ can eclipse the incredible diversity within Indigenous cultures across Turtle Island. Oneself, and one another is an exploration of this and the inter-identities of Indigenous artists in Canada. Each of the four artists creates work about their own distinct culture, interests and lives. What we discover is how non-homogenity is itself a defining feature of Indigenous culture, a means of working together, and a source of great power.
The great power brings together four artists, who independent of each other explore ideas of gender, multiple cultural identities, tradition, age, territory, the Dakota Nation, the Metis Nation, the Mi’kmaq Nation, Lake Babine Nation, environmental issues, history, punk culture, decolonization, the lives of artists and Indigeneity. Together the artists form an exhibition that places their Indigeneity at the centre, but makes room to celebrate each difference and explore how combined each difference strengthens each other.
More info here.