Saturday, March 23, 4:00 p.m.
Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Join Canadian Art for an afternoon of conversation to celebrate the launch of our Spring 2019 issue, “SPACETIME.”
On the occasion of Inuit art collective Isuma’s representation of Canada at the 2019 Venice Biennale, this special issue of Canadian Art, guest edited by asinnajaq and Kablusiak on the theme SPACETIME, connects generations of Indigenous Arctic and subarctic artists through stories. For peoples who are always psychically and physically in motion, and intergenerationally connected to past and future, stories are a continuum that spans centuries-old oral history to Isuma and beyond, disrupting the northern/diasporic and traditional/modern binaries ascribed to Arctic and subarctic art.
Join Kablusiak and Jessie Ray Short, Adjunct Curator, Indigenous Arts at the AGA, in conversation with Lindsay Nixon, Indigenous Editor-at-Large at Canadian Art, beginning at 4 p.m. Following the discussion, we will celebrate the launch with a reception in Manning Hall, and take in Kablusiak’s newly installed exhibition “akunnirun kuupak,” a body of work that stems from a trip to Inuvik, part of Kablusiak’s ancestral territory, in the summer of 2018 as part of Canadian Art’s TD North/South Exchange residency program.
Conversation: 4–5p.m. in Ledcor Theatre
Reception: 5–7p.m. in Manning Hall
Presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Alberta