Sherry Favell Racette, Our Lady of Laughter, 2017. Egg tempura on board. Courtesy of the artist.
Please note: Tickets are sold out for Friday's panel. You can still catch the panel discussion through a live feed in our Lower Level Theatre Lobby, before joining us for the opening reception of Li Salay. A limited number of tickets are available for Day 2 of the Symposium on Saturday.
Why is representation of Métis artists important? How does art inform cultural understanding? What is the context of Métis arts practices in Canada?
Join Métis artists, curators, writers and academics at the Art Gallery of Alberta for critical conversations on the current state of Métis art, understandings around material culture and the vital importance of making space for continuing dialogues exploring Métis art. In conjunction with the opening of exhibition Li Salay, this symposium invites Métis artists to contextualize their work. Li Salay is an unprecedented exhibition as the first survey exhibition of Métis art presented at a major institution.
Please reserve your free ticket. Limited spaces are available
In this session, Li Salay artists will engage in a discussion of the themes surrounding their individual practices in a context of Métis art as well as their motivations and inspirations in participating in this exhibition. Curators Amy Malbeuf and Jessie Ray Short will moderate the discussion seeking to delve into the depth and breadth of Métis art practices represented in Li Salay.
Artists: Lori Blondeau, Katherine Boyer, Dayna Danger, Rosalie Favell, Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, Casey Koyczan, Tim Moore, Audie Murray, Sheri Nault, Dr. Sherry Farrell Racette, Les Ramsay, Jewel Shaw, Amanda Strong.