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In Dialogue

Wooden logs stacked up against two walls

Works by:

Raven Davis, Raymond Boisjoly, David Garneau, Carola Grahn, Native Art Department International (Maria Hupfield and Jason Lujan), Nicole Kelly Westman, Duane Linklater, Tanya Lukin-Linklater, Amy Malbeuf, Nadia Myre, Peter Morin, Krista Belle Stewart

Grid of red, orange, yellow, blue, and black cards
Wooden logs stacked up
Pattern of speech bubbles in comic style

In Dialogue

September 6 – October 7, 2017

Organized by John G. Hampton

Co-presented by the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba and Carleton University Art Gallery

University of Toronto Art Centre

In Dialogue is an exhibition structured as a conversation. It invites viewers into intimate discussions that work through new ways of understanding and being Indigenous in contemporary contexts. Moving from spaces of contemplation and reception to moments of excitement and animation, the artists blur borders drawn with invented notions of authenticity and guide us through negotiations between the specificity of personhood and its abstraction into larger groups of belonging. This gathering of work embraces the wildly individualistic tumble of connections and contradictions that constitute contemporary Indigenous identities, opening a dialogue between artists, audiences, and the interconnected mesh-works woven between all our relations.

Additional Exhibition Resources

Opening Reception

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 6-8pm
Hart House Quad

land.breath: performing the collective history of walked paths on Tahltan territory

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 11am-12pm
A performance by Peter Morin
University of Toronto Art Centre

Opening the Dialogue

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 4:30-6pm
Panel discussion featuring Raven Davis, John G. Hampton, Duane Linklater, Tanya Lukin Linklater and Peter Morin
University College, Room 140

Tour Schedule

Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba Jan 25 – March 24, 2018
Carleton University Art Gallery May 14 – Aug 19, 2018

Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge the operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council, with additional project support from Manulife, TD Insurance, and MBNA.

Title Image: Carola Grahn, Horizon of Me(aning), Firewood installation, Variable dimensions, 2015

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