Texts by Heather Igloliorte, Brenda L Croft, and Steve Loft
This full-colour multilingual catalogue accompanies the nationally touring exhibition, Decolonize Me, first held at the Ottawa Art Gallery in 2011. Curated by Heather Igloliorte, and featuring Canadian artists Sonny Assu, Jordan Bennett, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Nigit’stil Norbert, Barry Pottle, and Bear Witness, the exhibition examines the complex explorations of colonization and self-determination. The catalogue contains essays by curator Igloliorte, Canadian critic Steve Loft, and Brenda L Croft, whose perspective on the Aboriginal experience in Australia pushes the critique beyond the national viewpoint, and engages with an international consideration of colonization. Also included are artist’s statements translated into their respective Indigenous languages, including Mi’kmaq, Cree, Gwich’in, Likwila and Inuttitut.
160 pp; softcover
60 col. ill.; 9 x 6.25 in
Co-produced by The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, ON