DECOLONIAL GESTURES OR DOING IT WRONG? REFAIRE LE CHEMIN.


  • McCord Museum 690, Sherbrooke West Montréal (Québec) H3A 1E9 Canada

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.

September 9
Ensemble