Speaker Series: Andrea Carnevale and Carmen Robertson January 22nd

In collaboration with Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD University, Wapatah research centre invites you to join us for an exciting Speaker Series featuring Andrea Carnivale’s talk on “Pre-Contact and Contact Art of Turtle Island” and Carmen Robertson’s “Negotiations/Exploitation: Art Dealings with Norval Morrisseau.”

Andrea Carnevale is an applied research archeologist and scholar exploring the biographies of artifacts from archaeological contexts as a way of exposing unrealized or forgotten historical and cultural meaning at local, regional, national, and international levels. In addition to archeometry and other special public outreach projects, she serves as a Project Manager for precontact Indigenous mitigation work.

Carmen Robertson is a Scots-Lakota scholar and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in North American Indigenous Art and Material Culture at Carleton University in Ottawa. She is currently leading the Morrisseau Project 1955-1985, with a team of 14 researchers working to exhaustively study the art, life, and impact of this internationally renowned artist. In 2016, Robertson released two books about Morrisseau and has also co-authored groundbreaking 2011 book Seeing Red: A History of Natives in Canada’s Newspapers with Mark Cronlund Anderson. Robertson is also an independent curator and has curated the work of contemporary Hunkpapa Lakota artist Dana Claxton in the 2017 symposium and exhibition “The Sioux Project — Tatanka Oyate” for Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery.


When: Wednesday, January 22 2020, 12:00pm-3:00pm

Where: OCAD, 205 Richmond Street W, Room 420

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