Discussion: Towards Ending Museum Violence
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery Hewitt Hall
Hewitt Hall, Room M113
Janet Wallace Fine Art Center
1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul MN
Artist Andrea Carlson and writer, editor, and poet, Heid E. Erdrich are long-time collaborators who often share strategies towards ending violent actions and policies caused by museums and institutions. Please join Carlson and Erdrich in conversation about their work decolonizing and Indigenizing museums, and learn about their proposals for organizational best practices.
About the Speakers
Andrea Carlson (Ojibwe) is a visual artist currently living in Chicago, Illinois. Through painting and drawing, Carlson cites entangled cultural narratives that come from institutional authority over objects and the people who make objects. Current research activities include Indigenous Futurism and assimilation metaphors in film. Her work has been acquired by the British Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the National Gallery of Canada. Carlson was a 2008 McKnight Fellow and a 2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors grant recipient.
Heid E. Erdrich is Ojibwe enrolled at Turtle Mountain. She is an author of eight books of poetry and prose and is an interdisciplinary artist. Heid has curated dozens of art exhibits focused on Native American artists. Heid has collaborated with Rosy Simas Danse since 2016, and she has contributed to works choreographed by Ananya Dance, Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater, and others. Heid has written plays produced by Pangea World theater. She performs her poetry across the country, sometimes collaborating with musicians, visual artists, and dancers. Her first exhibit as a featured artist was Skew Lines, May 2019, created in a dual residency with Rosy Simas for Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis.
Free parking is available in all three lots surrounding the Janet Wallace Fine Art Center.
Image credit: Nicholas Galanin, 'Metathory' (2012). (Image cropped).
This event is for: Faculty, Public, Staff, Students
Sponsored by: Law Warschaw Gallery