Gallery 101 in partnership with ASINABKA
Curated by Christopher Wong & Howard Adler
Aug. 11 - Sept. 1, 2018
*Opening: August 11, 2-5pm at G101
Special Thanks: Niki Little & Becca Taylor at ACC, IFWT, Art Mûr, & BACA
Indigiarts (Mohawk/Anishinaabe) • Nadia Myre (Algonquin) •
Nico Williams (Anishinaabe) • Catherine Blackburn (Dene/European)
Amy Malbeuf (Métis) • Caroline Monnet (Algonquin) • Lita Fontaine (Anishinaabe) • Sage Paul (Dene) • Helen Oro (Cree) • Joi Arcand (Cree)
*Opening followed by free shuttle to Arts Court for the Latinx Indigenous Fashion show: http://www.asinabkafestival.org/Latinx_Fashion_Show.html
Hot Culture is an art show focused on Indigenous made fashion, textile and crafts, bringing together designers and creators working with traditional and contemporary materials. Hot Culture is a play on the term “Haute Couture”, meaning "high fashion”, and the creation of priceless, handmade, high-quality, custom-fitted clothing. Excluding the classist implications of this term, these are concepts that strongly match the traditional ways that Indigenous peoples have always created cultural objects, crafts, clothing, jewellery, and regalia, that is, with the utmost skill and attention to detail. These items are often embedded with knowledge of the cultures from which they originate, in the harvesting of materials, in the methods of creation, and the symbols and stories they tell. They are also reflections of the artists who made them, and the relationships that exist in families and communities, through the collaborative and dialogic ways that they are often designed and created for a specific individual. They are also items that use contemporary materials, and that can challenge stereotypes by engaging with popular culture in playful and ironic ways. They support the continuation of culture, and the affirmation of Indigenous peoples as modern people with ancient and beautiful traditions. They are objects of utility, with meaning and spirit that are created, worn, and displayed with pride. They are “hot” (read as gorgeous, pretty, beautiful) manifestations of Indigenous Culture. Gallery 101 is proud of our partnership with the Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival. G101 presents an exhibition component of the ASINABKA festival annually and disseminates many more embodied, relational, collaborative, performative and object based art practices that offer resistance to mainstream cultural events.
Gallery 101 is proud of our partnership with the Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival. G101 presents an exhibition component of the ASINABKA festival annually and disseminates many more embodied, relational, collaborative, performative and object based art practices that offer resistance to mainstream cultural events.
•Artists in Attendance!
•Snacks / Cash Bar
This event takes place on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Nation.
Gallery 101 is committed to accessibility. Please contact us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 613-230-2799 to let us know about your access needs.
Paid parking is available in the back and front of our facility.