PERIPHERAL VISION(S): PERSPECTIVES ON THE “INDIAN” IMAGE BY 19TH CENTURY NORTHERN PLAINS WARRIOR-ARTISTS, AND 2OTH CENTURY AMERICAN ARTISTS LEONARD BASKIN AND FRITZ SCHOLDER (2019) McMaster Museum of Art. Co-curated by Gerald McMaster and Rheanne Chartrand This project arose from the curators’ mutual interest in interrogating the “Indian” image, applying gaze theory and the praxis of survivance to the critical analysis of Indigenous art, and building Indigenous art histories from an Indigenous perspective. It will generate insights on image-making, self-representation, misrepresentation, naming, and the overall intent of portraiture.
UNCEDED: VOICES OF THE LAND (2018). Venice Architecture Biennale. Co-curated by Gerald McMaster and David Fortin. UNCEDED speaks to the contribution of Indigenous architects in shaping our world with their vision, creativity and technical skills — but above all through their connection to the land and traditional ways of knowing. Organized around four themed territories, the installation features the work of eighteen architects and designers as they tell their stories of Indigeneity, resilience, sovereignty and colonization. UNCEDED was created to represent Canada at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.
MIXING STARS AND SAND: THE ART AND LEGACY OF SARAIN STUMP (2018). MacKenzie Art Gallery. Co-curated by Gerald McMaster and Anthony Kiendl A retrospective exhibition of the legacy of Sarain Stump – Italian born Plains Cree polymath artist, writer, musican, actor, and educator – is accompanied with a volume of essays delving into Stump’s life, work, and influence on the renaissance of Indigenous art.
THE FARAWAY NEARBY: PHOTOGRAPHS OF CANADA FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES (2017). Ryerson Image Centre. Co-curated by Gerald McMaster and Denise Birkhofer A century of Canadian history through photographs published in the United States’ “newspaper of record.” The book and related exhibition are drawn from a collection of nearly 25,000 photographs of Canadian subject matter from The New York Times Photo Archive. Texts by an international team of authors explore how Canada’s visual identity was constructed—both from within and without—through the dissemination of images of major political events, iconic landscapes, notable figures, and the lives of everyday Canadians.
Recent Publications by Wapatah Team.
Arctic Amazon in Jornal de Toronto