CLIENT PERFORMANCE: Rosalie Favell for #callresponse

Maria Hupfield presents in collaboration with Galerie SAW Gallery Post Performance / Conversation Action with Rosalie Favell at AXENÉO7 tonight at 7 pm.

#callresponse is an initiative of grunt gallery in Vancouver currently in Ottawa at SAW Gallery as part of a North American tour of the show. The show features work by contemporary Indigenous artists some whose role is to “call” and others whose role is to “respond.”

To call is to:

“support the work of Indigenous North American women and artists through local art commissions that incite dialogue and catalyze action between individuals, communities, territories and institutions. To stand together across sovereign territories as accomplices in awakened solidarity with all our relations both human and non.”

To respond is to:

“ground art in responsible action, value lived experience, and demonstrate ongoing commitment to accountability and community building. To respond to re/conciliation as a present day negotiation and the reconstruction of communities in the aftermath of colonial trauma.” (read more…)

In tonight’s performance Brooklyn-based artist Maria Hupfield (Anishinaabe) will call and my client Rosalie Favell (Métis) will respond.

About the performance from AXENÉO7:

Maria Hupfield presents Post Performance / Conversation Action Rosalie Favell, a conversation as performance with guest artists on the topics in their work as a form of intergenerational community-building and solidarity. Maria Hupfield’s works are presented in conjunction with #callresponse, a Canada Council {Re}Conciliation initiative project. #callresponse positions the work of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis women and artists as central to the strength and healing of their communities. This socially engaged project focuses on the « act of doing » through performative actions, highlighting the responsibility of voice and necessity of communal dialogue practiced by Indigenous Peoples. #callresponse is a multifaceted site-specific art commissions that invite collaboration with individuals, communities, lands, and institutions, culminating in an exhibition in October 2016 at grunt gallery in Vancouver, BC.

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