Gerald McMaster Honoured by the Canada Council with the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts for Outstanding Contribution

Wapatah Centre for Indigenous Knowledge is thrilled to announce that Dr. Gerald McMaster has been named by The Canada Council as the recipient of the 2022 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts for his Outstanding Contribution. The Canada Council for the Arts Award celebrates the exceptional careers of Canadian artists with the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and …

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Jimmie Durham (1940-2021):
Lectures in Memory of His Practice

Wapatah Centre would like to join the community in remembering and celebrating Jimmie Durham. A prominent visual artist, performer, essayist, and poet, Durham called himself an “interventionist,” critical in his analysis of society but with a distinctive wit that was simultaneously generous and humorous. Durham’s extensive artistic practice spanned sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, video, and performance, showing a remarkable commitment …

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Gerald McMaster Receives OCAD University Award for Distinguished Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

Wapatah Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge is pleased to announce that Dr. Gerald McMaster has been recognized by OCAD University with a Distinguished Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award for outstanding achievements in research and a legacy of curatorial and artistic contributions in Canada and globally. Dr. Gerald McMaster is currently serving as the Canada Research Chair (Tier I) of Indigenous …

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“Tawâskweyâw ᑕᐋᐧᐢᑫᐧᔮᐤ / A Path or Gap Among the Trees” – a Publication Cataloguing Works of Jason Baerg

Wapatah Centre is excited to announce the latest contribution by Gerald McMaster to Tawâskweyâw ᑕᐋᐧᐢᑫᐧᔮᐤ / A Path or Gap Among the Trees, a publication cataloguing a touring survey exhibition of works by Jason Baerg. In addition to Gerald McMaster, this publication features texts by Marcus Miller, Stephen Foster, and Ryan Rice.  Available for purchase from Art Metropole here.  Tawâskweyâw …

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Wapatah partners with Postcommodity and Remai Modern on “Time Holds All the Answers” Exhibition

Curated by Dr. Gerald McMaster and hosted by Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Time Holds All the Answers is Postcommodity’s most significant museum exhibition to date. In addition to two of Remai Modern’s largest gallery spaces, works will be featured throughout the building. With a selection of new pieces created for the occasion, the exhibition includes architecturally-scaled sculpture and immersive multimedia …

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McMichael Canadian Art Collection unveils “Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment” Featuring an Essay by Gerald McMaster

A monument to the talent of Canadian women artists in the interwar period, the Uninvited: Canadian Women Artists in the Modern Moment publication provides a full and diverse cross-country survey of the art made by women during this pivotal time, incorporating the work of both settler and Indigenous visual artists in a stirring affirmation of the female creative voice. This …

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HotDocs Six-Part Lecture Series on Beauty and Resilience: Indigenous Art in Canada

Beauty and Resilience: Indigenous Art in Canada is a six-part lecture series developed by Dr. Gerald McMaster and the Wapatah: Centre for Indigeous Visual Knowledge for the Curious Minds Speaker Series at HotDocs. Available to stream, as part of the Curious Minds Speakers series on Hot Docs.  The art and culture of Turtle Island is immense and rich in its …

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Indigenizing the (Art) Museum: Virtual In-Conversation Series

Indigenizing the (Art) Museum launched Spring 2021 and was hosted in collaboration with Onsite Gallery as part of the Virtual Platform for Indigenous Artoutreach initiative. Through a series of virtual In-Conversation events, Gerald McMaster was joined each week by a different curator from (art) museums across Canada and the United States.   Wapatah Team Contributors

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Greetings from the Four Directions: National Indigenous People’s Day Celebration

Tawâw! Nyaweh Sgënöh! Tunngasugitsi! Bekanwe! In partnership with Onsite Gallery and the Indigenous Visual Culture Program at OCADU, Wapatah Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge co-hosted a LIVE 2-hour celebration of National Indigenous People’s Day on Monday June 21, 2021. Starting in the East, this exciting virtual celebration of National Indigenous People’s Day featured a series of LIVE and pre-recorded greetings, …

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Wapatah Contributes to National Gallery of Canada Rembrandt Exhibition

Gerald McMaster and Wapatah centre have been invited to contribute to the exhibition Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition exhibition, organized by the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main​. Scheduled to open in May 2021, the exhibition will explore the rise of one of the great artists in the European tradition, Rembrandt …

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