Montreal’s Musée d’art contemporain opens “Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture “
MONTREAL.- Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture describes a generation of artists who juxtapose urban culture with Aboriginal identity to create innovative and unexpected new works that reflect the realities of Aboriginal peoples today. Organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery and based on an initiative of grunt gallery, Vancouver, Beat Nation features painting, sculpture, installation, performance and video. During its Montréal run, the Musée d’art contemporain will hold a round table discussion on Thursday, December 5 as well as a special Nocturne on Friday, November 1, featuring madeskimo and Jackson 2bears. Beat Nation is co-curated by Kathleen Ritter, Associate Curator (former), Vancouver Art Gallery, and Tania Willard, a Secwepemc artist, designer and curator. The Montréal presentation was coordinated by Mark Lanctôt, Curator, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.
The Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art (MBP) present on Thursday Beat Nation: art, hip-hop and aboriginal culture , a stunning exhibition of Aboriginal art today. Some 28 artists from Canada and the United States will exhibit works illustrating how contemporary art has hit hard a young generation of Indians who speak both drawing their roots in modernity.
Portrait of the artist Nicholas Galanin “Ceremony”He is one of the few artists in Alaska who have achieved international prestige. Photos, videos, sculptures and installations to portray the American Indian identity. Through irony and unexpected encounters between differing cultures
The three American artists also awarded this year’s fellowship include Sitka-born Alaska nativeNicholas Galanin(who participates in Canada’s West Coast Aboriginal community, and was a fellow at the University of Victoria, this year), as well as Julie Buffalohead and Shan Goshorn. An exhibition featuring the five fellows will open at the Eiteljorg on November 8, with a performance by Polaris-nominated Canadian hip hop group A Tribe Called Red.
For his artwork I think it goes like this, recent University of Victoria Audain professor in contemporary arts of the Pacific Northwest and current Eiteljorg fellow Nicholas Galanin presents a totem pole sawed into pieces
7 “Canadian” Artist… check this wonderful show I’m part of out.
The exhibition “Who am I? The Aboriginal identity in the twenty-first century “brings together works by seven Canadian Aboriginal artists. It is presented to the Jesuit house of Sillery until December 15, with the curator, Rheal Lanthier of Ripe Art Gallery.