Cost: Free Event
Saturday, January 19th, 2019 to Friday, March 15th, 2019
Family Friendly Event
7:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Presented by Stride Gallery and TRUCK Contemporary Art.
Artistic and curatorial collaboration led by Indigenous women. The project began with a series of commissions by five artists that took place across diverse locations from Vancouver to Halifax, Iqaluit to New York. Each artist invited respondents to consider her work, and contributions from the initial commissions as well as the responses are included in the exhibition.
A touring exhibition, #callresponse opened at grunt gallery in 2016, and the project continues to evolve and engage each location to which it travels with specific programming. Marking the final iteration of the project, #callresponse will support the partner galleries’ ongoing work with youth from the Tsuut’ina Nation. Dubbed #calgaryresponse, this programming engages in intergenerational forms of mentorship to empower the voices of youth.
#callresponse is informed by discussions about the importance of Indigenous feminisms in grounding our lives and work in reciprocal relations, while critiquing and refusing the intersections of colonialism and patriarchy. The project reorients the vital presence of Indigenous women—their work and their embodied experiences—as central, as defining, and as pre-existing current appeals for a reconcilable future.
Exhibition at Stride Gallery, 1006 Macleod Tr. S.E.; and TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, 2009 10th Ave. S.W.