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Meet Wanda Nanibush

Published 2019/03/07

Please join us for a talk with OCA IVP Wanda Nanibush, Curator of Indigenous art and co-head of the Indigenous & Canadian Art department at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This event is part of OCA's mezzanine program.

Wednesday, 13 March
17:00–18:30

Free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Please RSVP to info@oca.no.

Office for Contemporary Art Norway
Nedre gate 7 D
0551 Oslo

Sovereign Acts: New Histories of Indigenous Performance

In her talk, Nanibush will explore contemporary Indigenous performance as an active re/assertion of sovereignty.

“From cultural dances to performance art, Indigenous artists are breaking the Eurocentric boundaries between art/culture, tradition/contemporary, humour/ethics, fiction/history, and resistance/creation. In the process, new histories of performance are sought and performance becomes again the site of sovereignty enacted. Artists such as Rebecca Belmore, James Luna, Lori Blondeau, Adrian Stimson, and Shelley Niro, among many others, are our guides.” – Wanda Nanibush

Wanda Nanibush is an Anishinaabe-kwe image and word warrior, curator, and community organizer. She is the Curator of Indigenous art and co-head of the Indigenous & Canadian Art department at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Currently her exhibition Rebecca Belmore, Facing the Monumental is touring nationally and internationally. She has a master’s in visual studies from the University of Toronto and has taught graduate courses on Indigenous history and politics at the University of Toronto and OCADU. Nanibush is currently writing a book called Violence No More: The Rise of Indigenous Women and finishing a film on Indigenous resistance.

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