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NewsIf we never met…
Special Co-Curated Programming at New Zealand’s PĀTAKA:
Cnr Norrie and Parumoana Streets, PO Box 50 218, Porirua City, 5240, New Zealand
If we never met…
9 October 2016 – 12 February 2017
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203 - 290 MCDERMOT AVE WINNIPEG, MB R3B 0T2
© URBAN SHAMAN CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL ART GALLERY HOURS
TUES - SAT 12PM - 5PM
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About Urban Shaman
Urban Shaman is an Aboriginal artist-run centre dedicated to meeting the needs of artists by providing a vehicle for artistic expression in all disciplines and at all levels by taking a leadership role in the cultivation of Indigenous art.
Urban Shaman presents contemporary Indigenous Aboriginal art with integrity while remaining rooted in our diverse Aboriginal cultures.
Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art is a nationally recognized leader in Aboriginal arts programming and one of the foremost venues and voices for Aboriginal art in Canada. Our focus on developing new programming and new ways of presenting it have resulted in increased exposure and the expansion of our activities. Urban Shaman is dedicated to the Aboriginal arts community and arts community at large.
• Committed to serving the needs of emerging, mid-career, and established Aboriginal artists through exhibitions and associated programming, workshops, residencies and curatorial initiatives.
• Dedicated to contributing to art historical and cultural critical discourses on a local, national, and international level.
• Committed to facilitating artistic production, education, and appreciation of contemporary art as an important and empowering tool for Aboriginal peoples.
Admission to the gallery is free.
If we never met…
In a world where we find ourselves increasingly influenced by global trends and politics, the need to explore our own uniqueness and sense of self is increasingly important. For indigenous artists, this means acknowledging international networks of like-minded communities, while also asserting those characteristics that make our cultures unique.
If we never met brings together a group of First Nation Canadian visual artists and performers and places them alongside Māori and Pacific Island artists and performers from Aotearoa New Zealand. The exhibition looks at the similarities and disparities shared by this new generation of indigenous artists. The project has been co-curated by Daina Warren, Director of the Urban Shaman Aboriginal Art Gallery in Winnipeg, Canada and Reuben Friend, Director of Pātaka Art + Museum, and will feature works by Sonny Assu, Jordan Bennett, Maria Hupfield, Geronimo Inutiq, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Amy Malbeuf, Kevin McKenzie, Julie Nagam, Theo Pelmus, Kristin Snowbird, Adrian Stimson and Charlene Vickers. These artist’s works will be placed in conversation alongside works by Ngahina Hohaia, James Ormsby, Wi Taepa, Le Moana and the SaVAga Klub.
IMAGE: Sonny Assu Re-invaders, 2014. Digital intervention on an Emily Carr Painting (Indian Church, 1929). Courtesy of the artist
If we never met… is co-curated by the Urban Shaman Aboriginal Art Gallery Winnipeg, Canada, Pātaka Art + Museum in Porirua, NZ and supported by Canada Council for the Arts.