TRUTHS THAT REMAIN
From March 31 to May 20, 2023.
I am going to speak, and you are going to listen. - seth cardinal dodging horse, opening of the South-West Calgary - Ring Road, 2021
The truth of settler colonialism’s violent and extractive nature is both acknowledged and undercut by the artists in Truths that remain. Working across sound, film, sculpture, painting, and installation Crystal Z Campbell, Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel, tina guyani (seth cardinal dodginghorse, Glenna Cardinal), and Jeneen Frei Njootli flesh out the complex ways in which authority is established, circumvented, and refused. Thinking with and through the intimate and public spaces that violence is enacted—including direct conflict, dispossession, state recognition, and dehumanizing relationship to the value that prioritizes property and currency over land and lives—they propose that perhaps the greatest threat to these systems is the sheer power of knowing who they are and what they are worth. - Sarah Nesbitt
Crystal Z Campbell, tina guyani (seth cardinal dodging horse & Glenna Cardinal), Katsi’tsakwas Ellen Gabriel, Jeneen Frei Njootli
Curated by Sarah Nesbitt
Opening on March 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.