MARIA HUPFIELD | THE ONE WHO KEEPS ON GIVING
Objects contain meanings beyond their materiality, meanings that we bring to them or receive from them. Maria Hupfield’s artistic practice is interested in revealing the way objects can trigger relationships between humans or environments. For her exhibition, Hupfield developed a video installation centred on an object: an oil painting of a seascape by her late mother. The artist invited her siblings to participate in a performance rooted in memories evoked by the painting. Alongside this newly commissioned work, the exhibition includes a selection of felt objects that have been regularly activated during Hupfield’s performances in recent years: a canoe, a snowsuit, a snowmobile helmet, mitts and boots, a cassette recorder with headphones, a light bulb. The One Who Keeps On Giving is an English translation of Maria Hupfield’s mother’s Anishinaabe name.
Exhibition organized and circulated by The Power Plant, Toronto.
Curator: Carolin Köchling.
Opening: January 11, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.