Indigenizing the (Art) Museum: Gerald McMaster In Conversation with Rhéanne Chartrand
About this Event
Thursday, June 03th at 1:00PM(EDT) on Zoom.
How are museums Indigenizing their collections?
Who are the curators shaping the future of (Art) museums?
What are the new practices defining digital curatorial spaces?
Please join Onsite Gallery and Wapatah Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge for an exciting virtual In-Conversation event featuring Rhéanne Chartrand as part of the Indigenizing the (Art) Museum series with Gerald McMaster.
This event is one of the many planned for Spring 2021 as part of The Indigenizing the (Art) Museum series where each week we will engage with a different curator from (art) museums around the world.
The Indigenizing the Museum Virtual Series was developed as a way to increase Indigenous community and institutional awareness of and involvement in Indigenous-led digital projects, resources, and knowledge building tools, including the Virtual Platform for Indigenous Art.
This series is hosted with Indigenous protocols in mind and with the aim of addressing questions around Indigenous curation, ceremony, and research in digital spaces.
Join Wapatah and Onsite Gallery for an engaging conversation that fosters global Indigeneity and sustainable scholarship of Indigenous cultural heritage at OCAD University and beyond.
About the Virtual Platform for Indigenous Art
The VPIA is a custom digital platform currently in development by Wapatah and Onsite Gallery at OCAD University, designed to facilitate Indigenous access and contributions to thematic-specific Indigenous artworks in museum and gallery collections around the world. Using a wiki-style approach, the VPIA allows institutional artwork records to be transformed into living documents through the integration of Indigenous knowledge, language, and protocols.
Gerald McMaster, O.C., is one of Canada’s most revered and esteemed academics. He is a curator, artist, and author, and is currently professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair of Indigenous Visual Culture and Curatorial Practice at OCAD University where he leads a team of researchers at the Wapatah: Centre for Indigenous Visual Knowledge. McMaster served as the curator for the 1995 Venice Biennale, artistic director of the 2012 Biennale of Sydney, and curator for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. He is nêhiyaw (Plains Cree) and a citizen of the Siksika First Nation.
Rhéanne Chartrand is the Curator of Indigenous Art at McMaster Museum of Art. She holds a master’s degree in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. A Métis curator / creative producer based in Hamilton and Toronto, Chartrand has curated interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary exhibitions, programs, showcases, and festivals for venues and organizations such as the City of Toronto, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Harbourfront Centre, OCAD University, the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance, the Aboriginal Pavilion at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, and the National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, DC). Her curatorial work focuses on the praxis of survivance, Indigenous epistemes, relational aesthetics, representational politics, and gratitude.