Originally posted on Wayne K. Spear:
THE PHRASE “Indian Residential School System” refers to a historical church-state partnership formalized by the Government of Canada in 1892 with an Order-in- Council. Long before the late nineteenth century, many features of this system could be discerned. In the early days of Christian missionary work on the North…
Throughout my education at UBC I have been trying to define what my role or position as an emerging curator within the field of contemporary indigenous art will be, a process which has lately intensified since beginning work at the Belkin Art Gallery. This has involved a lot of personal searching in terms of both my own beliefs and my familial history, which is what I want to talk about today.
I was raised primarily by my mother, a wonderful, strong, thoroughly Dutch woman who is constantly whistling around the house and makes a strong pot of coffee. Continue reading
A multi-pronged project curated by Liz Park, Invisible Violence includes a collection of 5 x 7″ cards with photographs by Rebecca Belmore, Ken Gonzales-Day, Francisco-Fernando Granados and Louise Noguchi; a series of “discursive events” where the publication is distributed for free; and a web hub that will be updated with blog responses to each of the … Continue reading
I graduated from the Critical Curatorial Studies MA program at UBC in November 2012 (hence the long absence from this site). My practicum exhibition took place at the Or Gallery in Vancouver in May 2012. Difficult as it is to sum up the two years I spent in the program, I wanted to include some … Continue reading