February 18 – May 29, 2016
Decolonial Gestures or Doing It Wrong? Refaire le chemin.
Artist in residence: Nadia Myre (Algonquin)
McCord Museum
690 Sherbrooke St W
Montreal (QC)

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.

Nadia Myre’s exhibition will be integrated into the third edition of the Contemporary Native Art Biennial, organised by the gallery Art Mûr. Also discover the works of:

– Sarah Sense: In the Museum Atrium, April 30 to June 8, 2016
– Caroline Monnet: Outdoor, May 22 to October 1, 2016
– Steven Yazzie: Video screening on Saturday, May 14, 2016, 1-5 p.m.