Animating the Archive
March 29 – June 7, 2018
Main Gallery, Level 6, Centre for the Arts
Curated by Kylie Fineday, Museum Studies Intern
with Josephine Mills and David Smith
Reception: Thursday, March 29, 4 – 6 pm
Works from University of Lethbridge Fine Arts students created in response to the uLethbridge Art Collection.
This exhibition was inspired by the work of leading Indigenous artists such as Jeff Thomas who explore museum collections and archives and then produce their work to address the assumptions and practices within historical images about Canada, Indigenous people, and the land. Museum Studies Intern Kylie Fineday selected works from the 14,500 objects in the uLethbridge Art Collection to provide inspiration, reference, or context for the students enrolled in the Native American Studio class. The students then chose which works interested them and created a range of responses that build on this history and add contemporary perspectives to our collection. The exhibition includes works Fineday selected from the collection alongside the new work by the students.
Image: Marissa Knife, Indigenous Landscapes (detail), 2017. Monoprint and acrylic.