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Indigenous artists challenge gallery visitors – Queen’s Journal

Soundings art exhibit reclaims identity and space at the Agnes

February 8, 2019

An exhibit at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre features contemporary Indigenous artists weaving their voices and identities into the fabric of Queen’s.

Soundings: An Exhibition in Five Parts, on display until April 7,  leaves visitors with a disoriented feeling, echoing the unsettled state Canadian Indigenous communities occupy as a consequence of settler colonialism.

The exhibit is affiliated with The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, providing visitors with a rich display of Indigenous culture through various modes of art, including music, theatre, dance, and visual arts.

Soundings, curated by Candice Hopkins and Dylan Robinson, features fourteen Indigenous artists who’ve devised clever ways to communicate an Indigenous voice and presence on campus.

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