Postcommodity, Mother, Teacher, Destroyer
Postcommodity, Mother, Teacher, Destroyer

Close Encounters: The Last 500 Days | Panel Discussion and Curatorial Reflections

May 7, 2011 – 11am to 1pm
109 Pacific Avenue, Main Exhibition Site

As part of the closing events of Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, there will be a panel discussion and curatorial reflections at 109 Pacific Avenue on Saturday, May 6 from 11:00am-1:00pm.

The exhibition, Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years, brings together over 30 Indigenous artists from across Canada, the United States, South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand in multiple venues throughout Winnipeg.  By radically reconsidering encounter narratives between native and non-native people, Indigenous prophecies, possible utopias and apocalypses, this exhibition proposes intriguing possibilities in a city that in many ways epitomizes the future of Aboriginal people in Canada.  This panel offers thoughtful reflections on the exhibition’s impact on Winnipeg and on the history and future of Aboriginal exhibitions in Canada and internationally.  The panel features moderator Anthony Kiendl and participants J.J. Kegan McFadden and Cathy Mattes.

Following the panel discussion, Close Encounters curators Jenny Western, Lee-Ann Martin, Candice Hopkins and Steve Loft will be speaking on their experiences of the exhibition Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years.

This event is free for all and all are welcome.