INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE pushes boundaries at the WAG

 

Last updated 1/3/2018 at 3:55pm

Kent Monkman

"The Scream" by Kent Monkman depicts removing Indigenous children from their families and sending them to Residential Schools. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police played a significant role in the dislocation of Native children. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

A very unusual art exhibition on display at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, "Insurgence/Resurgence" brings together the unique talents of 29 Indigenous artists whose work ranges from emerging to established, some of whom push the boundaries in their presentations.

Curated by Jaimie Isaac and Julie Nagam, the pieces speak to political insurgency and the radical shift in understanding Canada's history and art culture. Working with many different media, these young Indigenous artists use painting, sculpture, photography, beading, sound, tattooing, and performance media to get their messages across....



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