Since Then, Curated by Kegan McFadden
Kamloops Art Gallery
September 23 to December 30, 2017
Rebecca Belmore, Garry Neill Kennedy, Justin Sorensen, Dana Claxton, Janet Kigusiuq, Derek Sullivan, Leah Decter, Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Ione Thorkelsson, Demian Dinéyazhi', Kent Monkman, Rachael Thorleifson, Mark Emerak, Peter Morin, Chih-Chien Wang, Cliff Eyland, Lisa Myers, Christopher Wool, Félix González-Torres, Jude Norris, Helga Jakobson, Rúrí
Postulating what the future might hold, this exhibition looks to histories of survival as a starting point for a conversation about the possibilities of endurance, cross-cultural exchange and legacy. By looking at artwork that depicts survival, that alludes to hybridity and transformation, and that carries with it the physical markers of distress as part of their conceptual make-up, Since Then challenges preconceived notions of what it is to endure from both a historical and a contemporary point of view.
This sprawling, multi-faceted group exhibition poses questions about what it means to survive and how the markers of survival sometimes, necessarily, force a dialogue about its opposite.