In Dialogue, at CUAG, July 18th 2018
RIA is closed for the summer, but the Carleton University Art Gallery is not! The current exhibition, In Dialogue, is on view until the 26th of August.
Thank you, Fiona Wright, for the guided to on July 18th, which brought up many important issues and questions that we will carry over to future discussions.
“In Dialogue is an exhibition structured as a conversation. It features the work of twelve First Nations, Métis and Sami artists. As the exhibition’s organizer, John G. Hampton, says, this gathering of work embraces the “tumble of connections and contradictions that constitute contemporary Indigenous identities.” Hampton hopes to generate dialogue that will undermine monolithic and uncomplicated understandings of Indigeneity by offering multiple perspectives and by creating spaces for new understandings to arise”. (from CUAG’s website).
Our Call to Action: to Collaborate. June 20th, Gallery 101
RIA’s CCCC group met at G101 last June 20th, for a deeply engaging discussion on (re)-conciliation facilitated by Carmel Whittle, G101’s Community Outreach Indigenous Liaison. One of the topics of the discussion was David Garneau’s essay “Imaginary Spaces of Conciliation and Reconciliation.” The paintings that Garneau discusses in his text, are in the In Dialogue exhibition. You can find Garneau’s essay here: