March 15, 2019 - 1 PM
In the context of the exhibition Inside/Outside: Images of the LAND in Artexte’s Collection, we are pleased to invite you to a guided visit with Lindsay Nixon. During this visit, Nixon will offer a parallel reflection in response to the context proposed by the exhibition.
From the subtext in Jody Wilson Raybould’s resignation letter to Unist’ot’en, Indigenous peoples have questioned if reconciliation is meaningless; much ado about nothing; a Shakespearean tragedy in living color. And still, Indigenous death and land contamination persist. Indigenous peoples have shown they are more concerned with how humankind will reconcile with The Land than they are with Canadian institutional attempts at reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Indigenous peoples reclaim their own spatial and temporal relationships to The Land as an act of reconciling selfhood to all Creation. What stories would The Land tell about the territories we now call Canada?
Lindsay Nixon is a Cree-Métis-Saulteaux curator, award-nominated editor, award-nominated writer and McGill Art History Ph.D. student studying Indigenous (new) feminist artists and methodologies in contemporary art. They currently hold the position of Editor-at-Large for Canadian Art. Nixon’s memoir nîtisânak is out now through Metonymy Press.