SAT 9 SEPT – WED 4 OCT
ROBERTSON THEATRE AT FIRSTONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Living Mino Bimaadiziwin: An Indigenous Journey through the Arts is curated/directed by Michele-Elise Burnett, Artistic Director of Celebration of Nations and President of Kakekalanicks Indigenous Consulting Company.
Living Mino Bimaadiziwin: An Indigenous Journey through the Arts is an immersive visual and audio exhibition that showcases artefacts and a variety of visual artwork by Indigenous artists.
FEATURED ARTISTS: Christi Belcourt, Arnold Jacobs, Daphne Odjig, Simon Paul-Denis, Dr. Rodney Haring, Billy Logan, Leona Skye, Jill Lunn, Philip Cote, the late Carl Beam and installations from the Red Dress Collective.
The exhibition takes visitors through a journey of Indigenous life pre and during contact in order to better understand today’s contemporary realities through a highly impactful and immersive installation.
Please be aware that the Living Mino Bimaadiziwin exhibition contains sensitive content that could evoke a strong emotional reaction, and it also may not be suitable for children. Personal and parental discretion is advised.
The exhibition includes paintings, collage, fabric, audio, and jewelry and also features pieces from The Red Dress Exhibit: If Only These Dresses Could Tell Their Story, a powerful installation which has been on tour across North America. Produced audio documentaries, narrative signage, and an interpretive brochure give visitors additional ways to connect with the exhibition’s message – the direct impact Residential Schools have on today’s Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2Spirit individuals (MMIWG2S) epidemic.
“The exhibition will take visitors through a path starting with the Creator’s Original Instructions and the gifts which were given to all of the Natural World to contemporary issues. It is about Hope and living Mino’ Bimaadiziwin – a good respectful life – to be in balance with all life forces – to living a life that matters – to live from the heart and lead with LOVE. All of which are part of our 7 Grandfather Teachings. It will act as a reminder that what is done to one part of the web of life, has repercussions on all life forms, including ourselves.” – Michele-Elise Burnett
Get an opportunity to learn more about the Living Mino Bimaadiziwin: An Indigenous Journey through the Arts exhibit, curated by Michele-Elise Burnett at the Artists Talk on Sat 9 Sept at 4pm.
FREE admission – public visiting hours at firstontariopac.ca
Gallery hours are:
Thurs 28 Sept – 4pm – 7pm
Sat 30 Sept – 11am – 7pm National Day for Truth and Reconciliation