OPEN CALL FOR ENTRY - Surface Tensions: -Decolonization of Local Space: Artists in Solidarity with Idle No More


CANADA DAY?!? We are organizing an alternative celebration and group exhibition that speaks against the continued colonization of North America; particularly Canada’s history and the current issues surrounding both First Nations and environmental politics.

This group celebration aims to provide both First Nations’ and settlers’ perspectives on themes associated with First Nations rights and autonomy, decolonization, and environmental issues. Opening on Canada Day 2013, this show offers a voice of anti-colonialism in response to a day that commemorates a legacy of on-going racism and environmental exploitation. This show will provide safe and respectful spaces for the expression of multi-vocality associated with the Idle No More Movement, and the reality of the entanglement of diverse communities within this current Canadian landscape.

Art and social action can act as a catalyst for the deconstruction of negative ideologies. Using the Muir Gallery and Riverside Park we hope to provide a platform for both discussion and understanding of these constructs within us and within Canadian culture broadly. In addition, proceeds from this show donated to the Hupacasath First Nation FIPA legal challenge fund.

All types of media will be considered. The show will run from July 1st until July 25th and we are accepting proposals for additional use of the space for demonstration, musical performance, film screenings or lecture. Please include a short biography, dimensions and jpeg images or video of proposed works.

Submission deadline June 25th 2013.

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July 01, 2013 at 12pm - 3pm
Muir Gallery
Courtenay, BC
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Andrea Craddock Daniel-Léo Richard Lori Brave Rock Annie Ross Harald Hewett Nipâwi Kakinoosit

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