May 13, 2020 — June 10, 2020
Program Fee: FREE
Aakíí isskská’takssin (Woman-thought) is a photography series designed to expand the interpretation of story within contemporary art practice of artists with Blackfoot heritage. The work of Marjie Crop Eared Wolf and Star Crop Eared Wolf aims to foster a deeper public awareness of the complexities of Indigenous identity and the voices of these emerging artists.
This exhibition sets out to develop a new literacy of visual culture and invites a fresh perspective on Indigenous story. The works in the exhibition seek to reflect on the ways in which Blackfoot history intersects with contemporary thought, as the question of modern identity has become fluid and fluctuating.
Indigenous story is shared through song, dance, language, and visual culture. We use story to teach and share our culture and our connection to the land. In this way, our story is a tool to teach future generations and to welcome people into our community. The artists in this exhibition have produced images that express a contemporary interpretation of story that raises awareness and hopes to influence how we move forward as a society within Canada.
Curated by Sharon Kootenay and Shane Golby and developed by the Art Gallery of Alberta. Made possible through sponsorship from Syncrude Canada Ltd.
What is TREX?
Since 1980, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has supported a provincial Travelling Exhibition (TREX) Program. The TREX program strives to ensure every Albertan is provided with an opportunity to enjoy fully developed exhibitions in schools, libraries, health care centres and smaller rural institutions and galleries throughout the province.