Exhibitions

Our exhibition season is over …. BUT JOIN US IN 2020 FOR MORE THOUGHT PROVOKING EXHIBITIONS! 

AMONG ALL THESE TUNDRAS 

January 16 to March 18, 2020

Artists: Asinnajaq, Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, Carola Grahn, Marja Helander, Kablusiak, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Joar Nango, Taqralik Partridge, Barry Pottle, Inuuteq Storch, Couzyn van Heuvelen, Allison Akootchook Warden

Curators: Heather Igloliorte, Amy Prouty, Charissa von Harringa

“Among All These Tundras”, a title taken from the poem “My Home Is in My Heart” by famed Sámi writer Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, features contemporary art by Indigenous artists from around the circumpolar world. Together, their works politically and poetically express current Arctic concerns towards land, language, sovereignty and resurgence.

Produced and circulated by the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University with support from: Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage), Initiative for Indigenous Futures, Concordia University

ANNUAL MEMBERS’ SHOW

March 26 to April 22, 2020

The 38th Annual version of a city-honoured tradition. Celebrate local art!

Co-produced with the Campbell River Arts Council.

HOW WE LEAD

May 1 to November 18, 2020

Artists: Lucie Chan, Justin Langlois

Curator: Vicky Chainey Gagnon

This participatory exhibition involves two artists interpreting the statement “How We Lead” to ask larger questions about: civic engagement and the arts; social well-being; leadership and community building. Members of the public will be invited to free community workshops with local partners to ponder ideas of leadership for themselves.

HUMOUR AS MEDICINE

May 1 to June 30, 2020

Artists: Sonny Assu (Ligwiłda’xwnjik, Lori Blondeau (Cree/Salteaux/Metis), Hjalmer Wenstob (Nuu-chah-nulth),

Curator: Jenelle M. Pasiechnik

This group exhibition presents contemporary Indigenous art from the prairies and west coast that addresses how humour can be a powerful coping mechanism for trauma and emotional distress. Underpinning the show is the goal to explore humour as a tool for healing, activism, and open communication.

TRANSLATIONS

July 9 to September 2, 2020

Artists: Jamelie Hassan, Soheila Esfahani

Curator: Jenelle M. Pasiechnik

This exhibition presents sculpture, performance and installative practices that communicate aspects of Lebanese and Iranian culture in Canadian contexts. The central focus is how the translation of culture occurs across transnational boundaries.