International Archives 2nd half of 2014
“This is a powerful exhibition that is very much about this place and its timeless connection to a distinct world view, one that continues to resonate with the Anishinaabe people.” —Andrew Hunter, AGO
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Exhibition July 26 -
Bonnie Devine, noted Ojibway artist and educator, will work with Hunter to transform one of the permanent collection galleries while Robert Houle (Saulteaux) will present a new installation entitled Seven Grandfathers in the AGO’s Walker Court.
“This exhibition is a welcome opportunity to reconsider, through various political and aesthetic interventions by Anishinaabe artists, how Canadian art history has been traditionally presented at the AGO,” said Devine. “The Anishinaabe have continuously occupied the territory around the Great Lakes for at least 12,000 years, so a survey exhibition of contemporary Anishinaabe art is overdue.”
This exhibition is organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario in collaboration with the National Museum of the American Indian.
For more than 12,000 years, the Great Lakes region has produced a distinct culture of Anishinaabe artists and storytellers. The AGO celebrates those artists and stories this summer with Before and after the Horizon: Anishinaabe Artists of the Great Lakes, featuring artworks by leading modern and contemporary artists—including Norval Morrisseau, Bonnie Devine, Robert Houle, Keesic Douglas, Michael Belmore, Daphne Odjig and others—who sought to visually express the spiritual and social connections to the Great Lakes region.
Before and after the Horizon is co-
Michael Belmore, Shorelines, 2006. Hammered copper, 213.4 x 182.9 cm. National Museum of the American Indian, 26/8459. © 2014 Michael Belmore.