raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015)

raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015)

Onsite Gallery at OCAD University

Rachelle Lafond, Chiichinuu “Our Home,” 2012. Thread and canvas, 28 x 33 cm. Collection of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Reproduced with the permission of the artist.

August 3, 2017
raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015)
September 16–December 10, 2017
Onsite Gallery at OCAD University
199 Richmond St. W. (Ground Floor)
Toronto Ontario
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On September 16, 2017 (noon to 6pm), OCAD University will be holding a public grand opening of its newly expanded gallery, Onsite Gallery. Onsite is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. We are excited to inaugurate this 8,000 square-foot build with the following major exhibitions that honour the land on which it is built.

raise a flag: works from the Indigenous Art Collection (2000-2015)
Curated by Ryan Rice, Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture, OCAD University

Barry Ace, Sonny Assu, Carl Beam, Christi Belcourt, Rebecca Belmore, Christian Chapman, Dana Claxton, Ruth Cuthand, Wally Dion, David Garneau, Tanya Harnett, Faye HeavyShield, Greg A. Hill, Mark Igloliorte, Jimmy Iqaluq, Elisapee Ishulutaq, Alex Janvier, Piona Keyuakjuk, Myra Kukiiyaut, Rachelle Lafond, Jim Logan, Kayley Mackay, Qavavau Manumie, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Lisa Myers, Nadia Myre, Marianne Nicolson, Lionel Peyachew, Tim Pitsiulak, Annie Pootoogook, Barry Pottle, Pitaloosie Saila and Tania Willard

raise a flag presents selected works from a national heritage collection representing First Nations, Inuit and Métis art. Housed in Ottawa, managed by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the Indigenous Art Collection is one of the most important and comprehensive art collections of contemporary Indigenous art in Canada and beyond. In light of and in tandem with Canada’s 150 commemorations, raise a flag represents alternative discourses and uncovers missing narratives from the framework of a national identity. The works in raise a flag focus on recent acquisitions, obtained from 2000 to 2015, which chronicle recent significant national narratives reflecting upon Canadian heritage, diversity and collective memory.

Also on view is For This Land: Inside Elemental featuring new work by 2Ro Media: Jackson 2bears and Janet Rogers.

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