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Aboriginal Art at the CMCP, Ottawa

Steeling the Gaze: Portraits by Aboriginal Artists

31 OCTOBER 2008 – 22 MARCH 2009

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa

Kent Monkman, Emergence of a Legend, series of 5 portraits of Miss Chief in various performance personas.
Image: pfoac.com

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This group exhibition, drawn from the collections of the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the National Gallery of Canada, explores representations of Aboriginal people by Aboriginal artists.

Carl Beam, Einstein and Sitting Bull, ca. 1991. Image: archives.gov.on.ca

Artists include KC Adams, Carl Beam, Dana Claxton, Thirza Cuthand, Rosalie Favell, Kent Monkman, David Neel, Shelley Niro, Arthur Renwick, Greg Staats, Jeff Thomas and Bear Witness.

Dana Claxton, The Red Paper, 1996. Image: vanartgallery.bc.ca

From the whimsical to the reverential, the poignant to the political, these artists refashion the view of Native people not only by way of the camera lens, but also through their own cultural perspectives.

For info on the exhibition, please click HERE.

One Response to “Aboriginal Art at the CMCP, Ottawa”

  1. Ben Badoo says:

    There’s authentic indigenous (‘aboriginal’) Australian Art and recorded Music at SpectralMusic.com.

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