Public Syntax

Featuring naakita feldman-kiss, Ivanie Aubin-Malo, Henry Andersen, Mara Eagle, Phil Rose, Molly Teitelbaum, Anna Queen, and the Video in the Public Sphere Working Group

Curated by Neven Lochhead
and presented in partnership with SAW Video Media Art Centre, Ottawa

February 7 – March 31, 2019
Opening reception Saturday, February 9th from 2–4 pm. Gallery hours thereafter Wednesday–Friday 12-6, Saturday–Sunday 11-5, and by appointment.

Opening Reception & Curator’s Talk: FORWARD FACING


Opening Reception & Curator’s Talk: April 21, 2018 | 2-4 PM | FREE

Exhibition Hours: April 5 – June 3, 2018 | Critical Distance Centre for Curators (Suite 302)

Gallery Hours: Thursday–Sunday from 12–5 pm (except statutory holidays) and by appointment. Information to plan your visit or get in touch can be found here.

Critical Distance and Aboriginal Curatorial Collective present FORWARD FACING, curated by Cass Gardiner (Toronto/Brooklyn). Forward Facing examines intersectionality within Indigenous identity through the photographic, video, craft, and installation practices of Dayna Danger (Montreal), Lacie Burning (Vancouver), and Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter (Calgary).

Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island express and assert their identity in conversation with their cultural roots in a multitude of ways, and always in tandem with ever-looming colonialism. Utilizing the device of the mask, the artists in Forward Facing provoke and question how the face – or the absence of it – creates a powerful commentary on contemporary Indigenous culture.

Bike Tube Flogger-Making Workshop with Dayna Danger: April 22 from 2-4 pm at Project Studio.


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