Art Conversation Series: Paul Chaat Smith

Art Conversation Series: Paul Chaat Smith

November 19, 2014 at 5:30pm

Art Conversation Series
Paul Chaat Smith

Wednesday November 19, 2014, 5:30 PM
MacKenzie Art Gallery, Shumiatcher Theatre

Are You Experienced

Returning to the city that gave him his first big break, Paul Chaat Smith reflects on his time in the prairies twenty-two years ago, when he spent the summer of 1992 as critic in residence at the Dunlop Art Gallery. He remembers that the sun never really seemed to set, Canada was still reeling from Oka, the Internet was still just a rumor, and the house band at a favored local bar played Hendrix covers, night after night. 

Smith’s talk will focus on the evolving national narratives of the United States and Canada, and the changing role of Native people in those narratives over the past two decades. The national narratives have long been battlegrounds as activists in both countries have fought to rewrite the story. He asks, do national narratives still matter as they once did? Do they even exist anymore?

This presentation is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Pizza and refreshments will be offered for a modest price.