Media Advisory: We Are The Land: Jaime Black Artist Residency Opening Gathering

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2017172 Views

Toronto, ON (March 14, 2016) —-Winnipeg- based, Métis multidisciplinary artist Jaime Black will be introducing her week-long residency at WGSI (Women and Gender Studies Institute), University of Toronto. Co-produced by Dr. Karyn Recollet and Melissa Nesrallah, the residency which features the installations The REDress Project (2010) & Conversations with the Land (2016) explores the complexities of history, gender, place, identity and resistance through artistic mediums of photography, sculpture, print, and installation.

The Opening Gathering which begins at 5pm will feature an opening song, territorial acknowledgement, speakers, artist talk, & the opening of a silent auction highlighting Indigenous artists Christi Belcourt, Kent Monkman, Elizabeth LaPensée, Nadya Kwandibens and other prolithic Indigenous artists.

“I wanted to find the places where we are strong, to remember and honor the ties we have to the land. For me, the land is where I remember my strength and find connection and healing” (Black, 2016).

Date: Friday, March 17th, 2017

Time: 5pm- opening gathering until 8pm

Where: William Doo Auditorium,

New College

45 Willcocks Street

(Spadina & Willcocks Street)

Toronto, ON

Who: Jaime Black (Métis multidisciplinary artist); Melissa Nesrallah (Grad Student); Dr. Karyn Recollet (Ass’t Professor, Women and Gender Studies Institute, U of T).

For more information about the opening gathering as well as the residency (March 17- March 21, 2017) which includes Film Screenings (Lisa Jackson, Mohawk Girls, panel discussions, workshops, walking tours, artist talks, and public activations —-visit Facebook @WeAreTheLand2017.


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