Everyone is an Artist: Art After Criticism

© D. Garneau, 2013

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© D. Garneau, 2013

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Everyone is an Artist: Art After Criticism

As part of the Reading Circle

Seminar (register by email: anne@oboro.net)
A Talking Circle about Indigenous Contemporary Art
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 4-7 pm
(followed by a cocktail)

Talk (open to the public)
The Indian in the Cupboard: Indigenous Contemporary Art in White Rooms
Saturday, September 30, 3-5 pm

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

My talk and the seminar center on Indigenous Contemporary art, on Indigenous curation, critical writing, practices, and conversations that are in dialogue with local and international communities. We will discuss the philosophical and practical consequences of the identity shift from Aboriginal to Indigenous; the tension between being an artist who is Indigenous and being an Indigenous artist; the question "Is art criticism possible, desirable, or necessary?". I will also talk about Indigenous sense of art as inseperable from life; about art as extra-rational practice; (re)concilliation; and what constitutes Indigenous/non-Indigenous collaborations.

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David Garneau

David Garneau (Métis) is Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Regina. His practice includes painting, curation, and critical writing. He recently co-curated (with Michelle LaVallee) Moving Forward, Never Forgetting, an exhibition concerning the legacies of Indian Residential Schools at the Mackenzie Art Gallery in Regina, and With Secrecy and Despatch (with Tess Allas) for the Campbelltown Art Centre, Sydney, Australia. He is part of a five-year, SSHRC funded, curatorial research project, “Creative Conciliation;” and is working on two public art projects in Edmonton. His paintings are in numerous public and private collections.