Decolonial Gestures or Doing it Wrong? Refaire le chemin. - Musee McCord

Temporary Exhibition

February 18, 2016 — May 29, 2016

Decolonial Gestures or Doing it Wrong? Refaire le chemin.

Artist-in-residence: Nadia Myre

As part of the Artist-in-Residence program, the McCord Museum will host Algonquin multidisciplinary artist Nadia Myre, who will draw inspiration from Victorian (1837-1901) women’s periodicals and publications to create her work. From these texts, instructions for the creation of four aboriginal inspired objects will be read aloud to the artist, with the omission of any hints as to the nature of the objects. She will thus follow the instructions without any knowledge beforehand of what they describe. The resulting works will be exhibited next to objects drawn from the Museum’s ethnological collection, illustrating a decolonial gesture as a process for the recovery of a Native identity.


Nadia Myre describes her exhibition.

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