From April 23 to June 21, 2020, the City of Pointe-Claire invites you to the Contemporary Native Art Biennial online
The City of Pointe-Claire invites you to take part in the Contemporary Native Art Biennial (BACA), which will take place online from April 23 to June 21, 2020. The works of some forty contemporary Indigenous artists will be showcased as part of virtual tours and activities.
Honouring kinship – Kahwatsiretátie: Teionkwariwaienna Tekariwaiennawahkòntie
Introduced in 2012 by the Art Mûr gallery, the BACA turns Montréal/Tiohtià:ke into a place of convergence of native artists in North America for two months. This is the City of Pointe-Claire’s fourth participation in this major event to support, showcase and appreciate contemporary Indigenous artists at its Stewart Hall Art Gallery.
This year, under the curation of David Garneau (Métis), assisted by rudi aker (Wolastoqiyik) and Faye Mullen (Anishinaabe), the Stewart Hall Art Gallery will virtually host the works of artists Warren Cariou, Kay Mayer, Dylan Miner, Margaret Orr, Máret Ánne Sara, Rainer Wittenborn and Claus Biegert.
This fifth edition of the BACA offers a variety of online events in connection with the exhibition: virtual tour of the Art Mûr gallery exhibition, discovery of the works on display at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery and the two other exhibition locations, discussions on some of the works, live performances, DJ night, artist videos, workshops and more. The launch of the event will be marked by a live virtual ceremony, which you are invited to attend on April 23, at 5 p.m.
Over the next two months, citizens are invited to visit the Stewart Hall Art Gallery webpage to find links to the various events as they are posted online. Depending on how the situation evolves and if government directives allow for it, the Stewart Hall Art Gallery may open the exhibition at its premises before the end of the event on June 21. Details to follow.