Vitrine hosts month-long exhibitions dedicated to the public expression of art historical research, methods, and objects of study. Since 2006, professors and graduate students have curated installations in this display cabinet on themes as varied as Canadiana, print culture, postcards, as well as architectural drawings and models, often using original works of art by Concordia students.
Indigeneities Across Borders
Salma Bensaïfi, Miao Dekat, Joannie Grenier and Petra Höller
With EAHR Mentors Elizabeth Davis, Hanss Torres Lujan, Chiara Montpetit and Alexandra Nordstrom
January 16th - Februrary 15th, 2019
This vitrine exhibition brings together a group of artworks by Bob Haozous, Sky Hopinka, Alootook Ipellie and Michelle Jack that explore themes of indigeneity and mobility across politically and socially imposed borders of settler-colonial North America. A suitcase made of metal wires render visible the concept of borders, their constant dislocation, as well as the ongoing heated contestation over the presence of physical and virtual walls in the twenty-first century.
EAHR (Ethnocultural Art Histories Research group) is a student-driven research community based in Concordia University’s Department of Art History since 2011 that facilitates opportunities to critically engage with issues of ethnic and cultural representation within the arts in Canada. This EAHR exhibition is in partnership with students in Dr. Alice Ming Wai Jim’s course, ARTH 379 Postcolonial Theory in Art History: Migration and Mobility in Contemporary Art, fall 2018. The project is made possible with the support of The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art and the Department of Art History.
Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters of Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal.