Daniel Cardinal McCartney (still), Disruption From the Family Core, 2017. HD Video. Courtesy of the Artist.
Join Adjunct Curator of Indigenous Art Jessie Ray Short on a tour of her newest exhibition Fix Your Hearts or Die: A New Chapter Acquisition Project to gain insight into this important exhibition, which features the work of Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Sheri Nault, Daniel Cardinal McCartney and Adrian Stimson.
Fix your hearts or die is a call to action, wherein the stasis of maintaining the status quo is equivalent to death, either metaphorical or real. Each artist in this exhibition addresses issues of gender, sexuality and the intersections of cultural identity and colonial traumas in their work in unique ways, recognizing a richer space outside of the normative binary. The artists in Fix your hearts or die grapple with these histories and make space to be who and how they are and to project this being into the world, for themselves, for their communities and for future generations.