March 29, 2018, 3 – 6 p.m.
Rally Print
Concordia University
EV Building
Room #11.635
1515 Saint-Catherine St West
Montreal (QC)

Presented by ACC, BACA, Indigenous Art Research Group/Concordia. As part of Community Conversations: níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | my sister | ma soeur. Rally Print will be an opportunity to connect, create, and share with community members in Tiohtià:ke/Montréal at Concordia led by Becca Taylor and Niki Little.

Canvas, stencil, and paint.
Gather, converse, and drink tea.

Walking, protesting, and rallying, Indigenous voices are rising. They are mobilizing and working together to assert a collective responsibility for the land, for kin, and for the community. Artists within these communities are walking between art, artist, activist shifting and responding to current Indigenous social issues through social media, material culture, and printed works. Together we will gather and create our own patches discussing these acts of Indigenous resurgences.

No experience necessary. Some free materials will be provided, or you can bring something you are working on.

níchiwamiskwém | nimidet | my sister | ma soeur, is an exhibition that extends beyond an individual practice. Through collaboration and conversation, we will explore the diverse and complex relationships sisters share. Using Indigenous ideas and exploration of this kinship to share stories, grievances, sacrifice, protest, and love. Together we become interconnected with our collective voices, layered dialogues and radical love, a political act of the determination of power within female Indigenous sovereignty and kinship.

The Biennale d’art contemporain autochtone / Contemporary Native Art Biennial, initiated by the gallery Art Mûr in 2012, is a long-term project to recognise and support contemporary Indigenous art and artists. This recurring event, central to Montreal’s artistic scene, highlights a plurality of artistic practices that stem from Indigenous cultures across North America. Given its success over the past six years, a non-profit organisation BACA has been set up to better respond to the increasing scale and popularity of the Native Art Biennial. The 2018 edition of the Biennial will be presented in the different venues throughout Montreal and the surrounding area in the form of pavilions: Art Mûr Gallery, Stewart-Hall Museum, La Guilde 1906, McCord Museum and in the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke. The BACA curators, Niki Little and Becca Taylor, were selected through a national call for proposals as a part of the ACC-CCA’s Tiohtià:ke Project. ACC-CCA would like to thank the Canada Council for the Arts for their generous support through the New Chapter funding.