Mi’kwite’tmn (Do You Remember)
January 19 – March 9, 2017
Main Gallery | Centre for the Arts | W600
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 4 – 6 pm
Organized by Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery
Curated by Robin Metcalfe
Mi’kwite’tmn (pronounced Meh-gwih-DAY-duh-min) explores contemporary assumptions about museum practices and traditional First Nations art making. The exhibition is composed of three parts. The first part includes a “Museological Grand Hall” with visually stunning sandblasted images of Mi’kmaq baskets on plexi display units. The second part features an “Archive Room” where visitors can be the curator and sort baskets into their categories – the artist, Ursula Johnson, has woven the baskets based on the results of asking diverse people to draw what a traditional basket should look like. The third part is an opening performance. As well, the artist will work with a group of local Indigenous High School students on an art education project.
Admission is free. All are welcome.