#callresponse grunt gallery

#callresponse

Exhibition Dates: October 29 – December 10, 2016

Opening Reception: October 28, 2016, 7 – 10 pm, grunt gallery

Performances:

Maria Hupfield, IV Castellanos and Esther Neff, 1 – 4 pm, Motion Capture Studio, ECUAD (1399 Johnston St, Granville Island)

Ursula Johnson with Audrey Siegl and Cease Wyss, 4 – 7 pm, park behind grunt (E 5th Ave @ Brunswick)

Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory and Tanya Tagaq, 8:30 pm, Native Education College (285 E 5th Ave @ Scotia)

artists 

Christi Belcourt, Maria Hupfield, Ursula Johnson, Tania Willard, and Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory

guest respondents 

Isaac Murdoch, Esther Neff & IV Castellanos, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Marcia Crosby, and Tanya Tagaq

organizers 

Tarah Hogue, Maria Hupfield, and Tania Willard in partnership with grunt gallery

CALL 

To support the work of Indigenous North American women and artists through local art commissions that incite dialogue and catalyze action between individuals, communities, territories and institutions. To stand together across sovereign territories as accomplices in awakened solidarity with all our relations both human and non.

RESPONSE 

To ground art in responsible action, value lived experience, and demonstrate ongoing commitment to accountability and community building. To respond to re/conciliation as a present day negotiation and the reconstruction of communities in the aftermath of colonial trauma.

This multifaceted project brings together five art commissions that have been taking place across Canada and into the United States throughout 2016 in dialogue with various publics. A touring exhibition will open at grunt gallery in October 2016 with selected representations of each project. Each artist will invite a respondent to contribute a response to their work, which will also be included in the exhibition.

Moving between specific sites, online space and the gallery, #callresponse focuses on forms of performance, process and translation. An online platform utilizing the hashtag #callresponse on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) connects the geographically diverse sites and provides opportunities for networked exchanges. A dedicated project website will act as an online hub (to be launched October 2016) with artist statements, documentation, contributions from invited respondents, and integrated social media, including a series of interviews with the lead artists and their respondents on the Broken Boxes Podcast.

#callresponse is produced in partnership with grunt gallery and generously supported by the {Re}conciliation initiative of the Canada Council for the Arts, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Additional presentation partners include BUSH Gallery, FADO Performance Art Centre, Kamloops Art Gallery, OFFTA live art festival, the National Arts Centre, and the Native Education College.

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