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Researching Contemporary Indigenous Art in Public

Monday, September 19, 2016, 4:30pm

A program of Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto

The 21st Annual Janet E. Hutchison Lecture with Dr. Richard Hill

A little more than a year ago Richard Hill began research for a book on Contemporary Indigenous Art from 1980 to 1995. In March of this year he began a regular column on the Canadian Art website through which he aspired to “think out loud in public about questions and controversies arising” from this research. This talk will simultaneously address the primary motivations for undertaking this research, why he attempted to make parts of the research process public in advance of the completion of the book and what it has been like to do so.

Richard William Hill is a curator, critic and art historian of Cree and other heritages. His research focuses primarily on historical and contemporary art created by Indigenous North American artists. His essays on art have appeared in numerous books, exhibition catalogues and periodicals.


University College, Room 140


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