Pictures By Indians: Decolonization and the Lens.
Pictures of By Indians is a one-day symposium and discussion of photo-based art, culture and decolonization. This free public presentation will examine these issues through the practices of five internationally acclaimed Indigenous artists, and provides an opportunity to engage with the ways in which Indigenous photographic practices that shape art and cultural discourses in Canada. The work of these artists represents a vast landscape of Indigenous artistic research, methodology and practice in the field of Indigenous photo-based arts and activism:
Each artist will provide an in-depth presentation of their work, which will be expanded through interview and discussion with a curator/artist/scholar. Interviews will be facilitated by:
Sara Angelucci (Artist/Scholar, Ryerson University), Lise Beaudry (Artist/Director, Gallery 44), Rachelle Dickenson (Scholar, York University), Katy McCormick (Artist/Scholar, Ryerson University) and Lisa Myers (Independent Curator/Artist).
The Symposium will conclude with a round-table format discussion, moderated by Steven Loft (Curator/Trudeau Fellow, Ryerson University), between artists in collaboration with the audience.
Please send any questions and register (no later than January 31, 2013) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org