Indian Acts | Sonny Assu, Nicholas Galanin, Geronimo Inutiq

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KATZMAN CONTEMPORARY PRESENTS
INDIAN ACTS: Truths in the Age of Reconciliation

Curated by: Dr. Gerald McMaster
Artwork by: Sonny Assu, Nicholas Galanin, and Geronimo Inutiq (madeskimo)

On View: May 28 to July 9
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 4 at 2 p (featuring a live performance by madeskimo at 4:30 p)

Curatorial Statement:
Three Indigenous Artists Making the Past Relevant in the Present Tense

“The federal legislation that dictated the lives of Indigenous peoples in Canada — and, to some extent, those in the United States — was, for all intents and purposes, a form of cultural annihilation. At the same time, the recent report of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes it clear that Canadian society remained surprisingly oblivious when it came to the nihilistic authority enshrined in the Indian Act. Confoundingly, despite the fact that the Act was essentially an existential threat to Indigenous peoples, its tangential impact currently is being addressed in art. In this exhibition, three young artists — Sonny Assu, Nicholas Galanin, and Geronimo Inutiq (madeskimo) — explore a legacy that continues to reverberate among Indigenous peoples, both individually and collectively.” - Dr. Gerald McMaster (2016)
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By: Katzman Contemporary