Nation to Nation, City to City | Curating Communities, Gathering DiverS<>Cities

Nation to Nation, City to City | Curating Communities, Gathering DiverS<>Cities

May 30, 2018 at 12:00pm

Nation to Nation, City to City | Curating Communities, Gathering DiverS<>Cities

A partnership between the Faculty of MAP (University of Regina), the MacKenzie Art Gallery, and the Film Studies Association of Canada

For Congress 2018 (University of Regina, May 26-June 1, 2018)

Free admission  I  Everyone Welcome

12:00-1:45 p.m. Curatorial Roundtable
University of Regina (Riddell Centre, RC 175)
Speakers include:
Sherry Farrell-Racette, Associate Professor, Visual Arts, University of Regina
Candice Hopkins, Independent Writer and Curator, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Janine Marchessault, Professor, Cinema and Media Studies, York University
Jennifer Matotek, Director/Curator, Dunlop Art Gallery and RPL Film Theatre

2:00-3:00 p.m. Walking/pimohtewin
University of Regina to MacKenzie Art Gallery (Riddell Centre: Meet outside Shu-box Theatre, RC 174)
Ken Wilson, PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Studies in the Faculty of MAP, University of Regina

Reginans consider Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America, to be one of the city’s crown jewels: a lush green oasis beside a lake. And yet, like the rest of the city, Wascana Centre is an artifact of the displacement of Indigenous people and indigenous species by settlers. The 2011 drowning in Wascana Lake of a homeless person living in the park suggests the ongoing marginalization of Indigenous people in this city: passersby refused to call 911 while the man was drowning, even though his friend asked them to. Our walk through the park, from the University of Regina to the Mackenzie Art Gallery, will enable us to experience the park's urban history and amenities while reminding us that the park, and the city, are sites of colonial violence as well as of resistance to that ongoing history.

2:45-3:15 p.m. Coffee at MacKenzie Art Gallery

3:15-6:15 p.m. Indigenous Curatorial Talking Circle
MacKenzie Art Gallery
Speakers include:
David Garneau, Associate Professor, Visual Arts, University of Regina
Adam Martin, Director, Sakewewak Artists' Collective Inc.
Janine Windolph, Curator of Public Programs, MacKenzie Art Gallery
Audrey Dreaver, Curator, Artist, Sessional Lecturer
Damian Badger Height

Themes: Sovereign Indigenous display territories; decolonizing the museum; community talk back This gathering consists of concentric circles with the three Indigenous art leaders, host, and invited guests holding the inner circle. Other guests and witnesses take up the other seats. The Indigenous art leaders will each talk about their area of action and thought for ten minutes each. The host will then lead a discussion about Indigenous curatorial and community practices; sovereign Aboriginal display territories in and apart from mainstream institutions; possibilities of conciliatory and collaborative art and curatorial practices; and other topics, first with the inner circle, and then as a general discussion.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Nation to Nation, City to City Closing Reception, and Film Studies Association of Canada Book Launch and Reception MacKenzie Art Gallery
MacKenzie Art Gallery Salon
Catered reception and cash bar