Works by Danis Goulet, Kent Monkman, Scott Benesiinaabandan, and Postcommodity
ImagineNATIVE in partnership with TIFF, Pinnuaq, and the Initiative for Indigenous Futures (IIF), present 2167, an innovative virtual reality and immersive media project. Five Indigenous filmmakers and artists have been commissioned to create five VR works in 2017, with each artist asked to set their work 150 years in the future.
The idea for this project was born out of a love of science fiction and alternate realities. Often Indigenous people are seen as stuck in the past; the 2167 project takes a very deliberate leap forward in time and we get to see artistic visions about Indigenous place in the future. In a year that in many ways commemorates a very complex history for Indigenous people, this project celebrates the decades to come and our role in shaping a new future for Canada.
Presented in the context of Amy Malbeuf's exhibition, tensions, at the Small Arms Inspection Building, January 5 to February 9, 2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 12:00pm to Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 4:00pm
Exhibition Dates: January 5 to February 9, 2019 Exhibition hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 12-4pm
Amy Malbeuf presents a body of work that considers multiple manifestations of tension - the physical act of stretching or straining; the state of being stretched or strained; and the mental and emotional consequences brought by trauma such as intense stress, anxiety and avoidance. The multidisciplinary work in tensions is centred around tarps, objects that are utilitarian, practical, and a necessity, but through Malbeuf's intervention the tarps become symbolic and functional - on one hand serving as tools for rural, utilitarian pursuits and necessities of life, while on the other, in the hands of Malbeuf, the tarps become cultural markers, drawing from the artist's personal, familial, cultural and environmental relationships. This is enacted through the integration of familial objects - beaded gun cases and fur stretchers - alongside bison hides and caribou hair tufting. In doing so, Malbeuf charges these objects with an inextricable connection to the land, and a kinship to her Metis heritage and cultural identity.
Amy Malbeuf is a Metis visual artist from Rich Lake, Alberta. Through utilizing mediums such as caribou hair tufting, beadwork, installation, performance, and video Malbeuf explores notions of identity, place, language, and ecology. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in over forty shows at such venues as Art Mur, Montreal, Winnipeg Art Gallery; Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe; and Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua, New Zealand. Malbeuf has participated in many international artist residencies including at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, (AUS); The Banff Centre; The Labrador Research Institute; and Santa Fe Art Institute (US). She holds a MFA in Visual Art from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Malbeuf has been the recipient of such honours as the 2016 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award, the 2016 William and Meredith Saunderson Prize for Emerging Artists in Canada from the Hnatyshyn Foundation, a 2017 REVEAL award from the Hnatyshyn Foundation and was long listed for the 2017 Sobey Art Award.
Image: Amy Malbeuf, tensions, installation view at Artspace, Peterborough. Photo: Matthew Hayes
Presented in partnership with the Peel Aboriginal Network
Small Arms Inspection Building
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Join us for a beading workshop led by Tabitha Shurgold of the Peel Aboriginal Network. This walk-in workshop will be suitable for all ages and skill levels.
Traditional Beading has been a part of the Indigenous traditions and culture for centuries. Indigenous cultural traditions teach us to use every part of the animal, to not waste anything. The animal's hide and bones are used to create jewelry and regalia.
Presented in the context of Amy Malbeuf's exhibition, tensions, at the Small Arms Inspection Building, January 5 to February 9, 2019.
Image: Amy Malbeuf, Woodland Camo, detail, 2017. Tarp, beadwork, inherited objects (gun case),
90" x 110" Photo: Matthew Hayes
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