NEW! Art & Ideas: Anishinaabe
Wednesdays, October 1 – 15, 7 – 9pm (3 weeks)*
Instructor: Wanda Nanibush
Members $60 | Public $80
This discussion-based workshop led by Wanda Nanibush explores the art, themes and ideas in the exhibition Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes region has produced distinct cultures of Anishinaabe artists and storytellers who seek to visually express the spiritual, political, physical, and social dimensions of human relations with each other, other beings and the earth. Often working from different conceptions of time, space, humanity, and existence their creations incorporate a wide variety of aesthetics and concerns in contemporary imaginings of what it is to be Anishinaabe today.
Wanda Nanibush is an Anishinabe-kwe image and word warrior, curator, arts consultant, professor and grassroots organizer from Beausoleil First Nation. Nanibush is currently content researcher and programming advisor for the Art Gallery of Ontario and Associate Professor at the University of Toronto teaching Residential Schools: Truth, Trauma, Reconciliation. Her exhibition KWE the work of Rebecca Belmore was at the Justina M Barnicke gallery. Nanibush was the 2013 Dame Nita Barrow Distinguished Visitor at University of Toronto. She is also Curator in Residence at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery and has over 15 years’ experience in the arts sector of Canada. She has been published in many books and magazines, with a focus on indigenous rights, arts, and culture.
*This 3 week workshop replaces the 5 week workshop announced in Art Matters Vol.22 No.3