Gerald McMaster In Conversation with Rhéanne Chartrand
Indigenizing the (Art) Museum: Gerald McMaster In Conversation with Rhéanne Chartrand
Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 at 1:00PM (EDT) / 12:00PM (CDT)
Please join Onsite Gallery and Wapatah Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge for an exciting virtual In-Conversation event featuring Rhéanne Chartrand as part of the Indigenizing the (Art) Museum series with Gerald McMaster.
This event is one of many planned for Spring 2021 as part of the Indigenizing the Museum Project and the Virtual Platform for Indigenous Art. Each week this Spring, we will engage with a different curator from (art) museums around the world, with the aim of addressing questions around Indigenous curation, ceremony, and research in digital spaces.
How are museums Indigenizing their collections?
Who are the curators shaping the future of (Art) museums?
What are the new practices defining digital curatorial spaces?
Gerald McMaster, O.C., is one of Canada’s most revered and esteemed academics. He is a curator, artist, and author, and is currently professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Visual Culture and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University where he leads a team of researchers at the Wapatah: Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge. McMaster served as the curator for the 1995 Venice Biennale, artistic director of the 2012 Biennale of Sydney, and curator for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. He is nêhiyaw (Plains Cree) and a citizen of the Siksika First Nation.
Rhéanne Chartrand is the Curator of Indigenous Art at McMaster Museum of Art. She holds a master’s degree in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. A Métis curator / creative producer based in Hamilton and Toronto, Chartrand has curated interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary exhibitions, programs, showcases, and festivals for venues and organizations such as the City of Toronto, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Harbourfront Centre, OCAD University, the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance, the Aboriginal Pavilion at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, and the National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, DC). Her curatorial work focuses on the praxis of survivance, Indigenous epistemes, relational aesthetics, representational politics, and gratitude.
Wapatah Team Contributors
Brittany Pitseolak Bergin
This event is hosted in collaboration with Onsite Gallery, with the help of Sayeda Akbary and Renzi Guarin from the OCADU Help Desk and A/V Support.