The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective presents the Iakwé:iahre (we remember) Colloquium from the 16 to 18 October, on the traditional territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Montréal, Québec) at Concordia University. The focus of the colloquium is on the act of remembering: remembering Québec Indigenous artists and their contributions to contemporary art; remembering contemporary Indigenous art as a whole, and thinking of how to keep its past alive and accessible to others.
Iakwé:iahre (we remember) is the first conference of its kind to be held in Québec. It will bring together Aboriginal artists and curators from across North America. The opening ceremony will feature Kanien’kehà:ka activist and artist Ellen Gabriel, and honouring ceremonies for documentary film-maker and artist Alanis Obomsawin and the late Wendat artist Jean-Marie Gros-Louis. The following two days are filled with panels, round table discussions, and presentations with French-English interpretation services. Together we will explore the creation of a living archive of Aboriginal art.
Iakwé:iahre is the sixth in a series of colloquia presented by the ACC. The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective supports, promotes, and advocates on behalf of Aboriginal curators, critics, artists, and representatives of arts and cultural organizations. With this colloquium, we further our mandate of developing and disseminating curatorial practices, innovative research and critical discourses on Aboriginal arts and culture.
The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective will also be holding our Annual General Meeting on Friday, October 17 from 12-1:10pm in Montreal at Concordia University, EV 6.720.
For information on registration and travel, visit www.iakweiahre.com or contact the ACC head office at 416.559.2178