#callresponse

 Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and Tanya Tagaq,  Timiga nunalu, sikulu (My body, the land and the ice) , performance at Native Education College, 2016. Photo: Merle Addison. Courtesy of the artist.

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and Tanya Tagaq, Timiga nunalu, sikulu (My body, the land and the ice), performance at Native Education College, 2016. Photo: Merle Addison. Courtesy of the artist.

#callresponse begins with a series of five local art commissions by Indigenous women and artists whose home territories are located in the Canadian nation state, including Christi Belcourt, Maria Hupfield, Ursula Johnson, Tania Willard, and Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory. Shining a light on work that is both urgent and long-term, #callresponse is structured as a connective support system that strategically centres Indigenous women across multiple platforms.

CALL

To support the work of Indigenous North American women and artists through local art commissions that incite dialogue and catalyze action between individuals, communities, territories and institutions. To stand together across sovereign territories as accomplices in awakened solidarity with all our relations both human and non.

RESPONSE

To ground art in responsible action, value lived experience, and demonstrate ongoing commitment to accountability and community building. To respond to re/conciliation as a present day negotiation and reconstruction of communities in the aftermath of colonial trauma.

#callresponse is a production of grunt gallery funded by the {Re}conciliation Initiative, a partnership between the Canada Council for the Arts, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. The exhibition tour is additionally supported by the British Columbia Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.


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Nocturne 2018

Nomadic Reciprocity encourages artistic collaborations while using art as a catalyst for re-imagining our future and our communities. We seek to display themes linked to history, colonialism, queerness, accessibility, social justice, gender, and Indigenous sovereignty and allow a broader visibility of artistic works not common in organized public spaces and institutions. We will showcase artistic works that create space for conversations about (and a deeper understanding of) the country we live in and the Indigenous land we occupy.

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