At The Edge Of Canada: Indigenous Research
January 22, 2018
Today our guest is Métis Art History scholar Dr. Julie Nagam, the Chair of Indigenous Art in North America with the University of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG). Julie and Curator of Indigenous Art at the WAG, Jaimie Isaac, co-curated the exhibit Insurgence/Resurgence which brings together the work of multiple contemporary Indigenous artistis who make impressive interventions into comporary art in a variety of mediums and impressions that are nation-specific and community centred. I was invited by the WAG to bring our Elder-in-Residence, Marlene Kayseas, along for the tour. Julie discusses the intersection of Indigenous style and art design with the masters of the form, the imposition Non-Indigenous space makes on the indigenous curatorial process, how to build interactive displays for Indigenous youth, and how empowering making space for contemporary Indigenous art in the WAG can be.
Insurgence/Resurgence will be on display until Apr. 22.