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Contemporary Native Art Biennial: Culture Shift – Une révolution culturelle

From April 30 to June 18

Nimmikaage - ONF
Michelle Latimer. Nimmikaage (Elle danse pour son peuple), 2015, 2 min 43 s Crédit : Office national du film du Canada

Contemporary Native Art Biennial: Culture Shift – Une révolution culturelle

The McCord Museum is delighted to take part in the third edition of the Contemporary Native Art Biennial organized by the gallery Art Mûr under the theme Culture Shift – Une révolution culturelle. With its mission of celebrating Montreal’s past and present, its history and communities, and its major collection of First Peoples objects, the Museum is an ideal partner for this event.


Panel : Le statut de l’objet dans l’art autochtone presented by Espace art actuel (In French)
May 21, 2-4 p.m., J.A. Bombardier Theatre
List of participants: Jean-Philippe Uzel, Stéfan St-Laurent, Eruoma Awashish, Sylvie Paré

Panel discussion & film screening presented by the National Film Board
Wednesday June 8, at 6 p.m., J.A. Bombardier Theatre
Le rôle des artistes dans la représentation cinématographique des cultures autochtones with Alanis Obomsawin, Nadine St-Louis, Caroline Monnet et Michelle Van Beusekom
List of films presented 
– Jeff Barnaby (Mi’gMaq), Etlinisigu’niet, Bleed Down, 2015, 5 min
– Michelle Latimer (Algonquin/Métis), Nimmikaage, She Dances for People, 2015, 3 min
– Kent Monkman (Cree), Sisters & Brothers, 2015, 3 min
– Caroline Monnet (Algonquin), Mobilize, 2015, 2 min 48 s


Decolonial Gestures or Doing It Wrong? Refaire le chemin
February 18 – May 29, 2016
Artist in residence: Nadia Myre (Algonquin)

Sarah Sense (Chitimacha, Choctaw), Her Story, Our Legacy, 2015
April 30 – May 23 – May 26 – June 8, 2016
Atrium artwork
Commissaire invité : Michael Patten

Caroline Monnet (Algonquin) : Concrete, 2016
April 30 – June 18, 2016
Caroline Monnet (Algonquin), Concrete, 2016
Outdoor sculpture
Guest curator: Michael Patten

Video screening (on loop)
Steven Yazzie (Navajo)
Knowing You, Santa Fe, 5 min 57 s
May 14, 2016, 1-5 p.m., J.A. Bombardier Theatre
Guest curator: Michael Patten


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