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Selections from "A Future Past", films curated for Changing Hands 3 by Wanda Nanibush with exhibition curator Ellen Taubman

Indigenous short and experimental videos have exploded in the past decade.  This selection of films references the history of colonialism and its contemporary, intergenerational legacy through stories about survival, power, resistance, beauty, and cultural continuity and transformation.Indigenous short and experimental videos have exploded in the past decade.  This selection of films references the history of colonialism and its contemporary, intergenerational legacy through stories about survival, power, resistance, beauty, and cultural continuity and transformation.

Selections include:

Robert's Paintings (2011, Canada, 52 min) by Shelley Niro is about the life and career of Robert Houle. Courtesy of V-Tape, Toronto.

The Gift (2011, Canada, 2 min) by Terril Caulder

Because of Who I Am (2010, United States, 4 min) by Marcella A. Ernest

PowWowWow (2011, Canada, 3:38 min) by Lisa Jackson

Algonquin (2011, Canada, 4:39) by Travis Schilling

Make Your Escape (2010, Canada, 7:30 min) by Ehren Bearwitness Thomas

Wanda Nanibush is an Anishinaabe-kwe image and word warrior, curator, community animator, arts consultant from Beausoleil First Nation. Currently she is curator in residence at the Justina M. Barnicke gallery and teaching a graduate course at University of Toronto. She was the 2013 Dame Nita Barrow Distinguished Visitor at University of Toronto. She has her Masters in Visual Studies from the University of Toronto. Nanibush currently has an exhibition KWE, The Art of Rebecca Belmore up at the Justina M Barnicke gallery and one up at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery called Sovereign Acts.


Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 / Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast was organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, and made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition catalogue is made possible in part with the support of the Smithsonian Institution’s Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program. Lead support for UMMA’s installation is provided by the University of Michigan Health System, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the University of Michigan Office of the Provost. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Native American Studies Program, and Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, and the Doris Sloan Memorial Fund.
Friday, 18 July, 2014
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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