@callresponse EFA Project Space NY

March 23 – May 5, 2018
At EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th Street, 2nd floor

Artists: Christi Belcourt, IV Castellanos, Marcia Crosby, Maria Hupfield, Ursula Johnson, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Isaac Murdoch, Esther Neff, Tanya Tagaq, Tania Willard and Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory with local respondents Jennifer Kreisberg and Laura Ortman

Organized by: Tarah Hogue, Maria Hupfield, and Tania Willard

Proud to bring this ongoing project to NY! Shining a light on work that is both urgent and long-term, #callresponse acts as a connective support system that begins with commissioned artworks created by Indigenous North American women artists and their invited guest respondents. Moving between specificity of Indigenous nations, site, online space, and the gallery, #callresponse focuses on forms of performance, process, and translation that incite dialogue and catalyze action across borders between individuals, communities, territories and institutions. The hashtag #callresponse connects the geographically diverse sites and provides opportunities for networked exchanges. A touring exhibition, #callresponse opened in Vancouver’s grunt gallery in 2016 and continues to engage each location with specific programming.



Raising Indigenous Women’s Voices in a Campaign to Decolonize Cultural Institutions, Hyperallergic


#callresponse Co-Organizers Walkthrough and Opening Reception with Nishnaabekweg Negamond
Friday, March 23, 6 – 8:30 pm
6 – 6:30 pm: Curatorial walkthrough

Ke’tapekiaq Ma’qimikew: The Land Sings with Ursula Johnson, Jennifer Kriesberg, and Laura Ortman
Sunday, March 25, 1-3 pm
Music performance intervention at The High Line – 14th Street Passage
(Between W.13 & W.14 St)

Honoring Our Sisters Roundtable
In partnership with Amerinda
Wednesday, March 28, 6 – 8:30 pm. Honoring Our Sisters Roundtable is led by Indigenous women in conversation with guest respondents working at the intersection of art, advocacy and radical solidarity building with Indigenous peoples. Work from the exhibit will serve as a point of departure for conversation on ethical collaboration, recentering institutional power, and critical accountability to Indigenous Nations leading the movement for resurgence, decolonization, and reclamation of their homelands in North America. Participants include: Audra Simpson, Professor Anthropology Columbia University, Crystal Migwans, PhD Native Art History, Columbia University, Tarah Hogue, Senior Curatorial Fellow, Indigenous Art, Vancouver Art Gallery, with guest respondants Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Senior Curator El Museo del Barrio, Jaskiran Dhillon, Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology, The New School, Carin Kuoni, Director/Chief Curator, Vera List Center for Arts and Politics, The New School, and Melissa Iakowi:he’ne’ Oakes, Social Advocate and Organizer, American Indian Community House,. Moderator: Maria Hupfield, Artist.
RSVP: projectspace@efanyc.org

Feet on The Ground Performance with Esther Neff, IV Castellanos, and Maria Hupfield
Saturday, April 28, 4 – 6 pm.
RSVP: projectspace@efanyc.org

Cut Tongue Heart Speak with Natalie Diaz and Tania Willard
In partnership with Endangered Language Alliance
Thursday, May 3, 6 – 7:30 pm
RSVP: projectspace@efanyc.org

EFA Project Space
323 West 39th St, 2nd Floor
Between 8th & 9th Ave, Manhattan
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 PM
Press inquiries: Meghana Karnik, Program Manager at meghana@efanyc.org or (212) 563 – 5855 x 229.

This exhibition is organized and circulated by grunt gallery, and presented by EFA Project Space.

#callresponse is a production of grunt gallery, funded by the {Re}conciliation Initiative a partnership between the Canada Council for the Arts, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.  Additional funding support from The British Columbia Arts Council.

EFA Project Space’s presentation of #callresponse is generously supported by The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation‘s Art and Social Justice initiative.

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