Fix your hearts or die: Gender, Sexuality and Colonialism from an Indigenous Perspective

Esker Foundation and the Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) are pleased to present artists Daniel Cardinal McCartney, Adrian Stimson, and Kablusiak in a discussion with AGA Adjunct Curator of Indigenous Arts, Jessie Ray Short. The panel will explore gender, sexuality, and the intersection of cultural identity and colonial traumas represented in the artists’ work currently on display at the AGA. Many Indigenous queer, two spirit, trans people, women and men have paid with their lives for their existence. Each artist brings a unique understanding to these topics, recognizing a richer space of existence outside of a normative binary.

The exhibition Fix your hearts or die featuring Daniel Cardinal McCartney, Adrian Stimson, Sheri Nault, and Cheryl L’Hirondelle is currently on view at the AGA through 18 August. The exhibition akunnirun kuupak featuring Kablusiak is also on view at the AGA through 6 October.

Kablusiak’s work is featured in Among All These Tundras at Esker Foundation from 1 June through 30 August, and the exhibition Qiniqtuaq by Kablusiak opens in the Esker Project Space on 29 July, continuing until 20 October.

Tuesday, June 11th 2019 @ 6:30 - 7:30pm