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The Rebel Yells: Dress and Political Re-dress in Contemporary Indigenous Art traces the influence of Shelley Niro's The Rebel (1987) through successive generations of artists. In homage, works by eleven artists from across Canada are assembled, opening discussion around dress, representation, self-definition, and their accompanying politics in new and revitalized ways.
As part of the exhibition The Rebel Yells, The FOFA Gallery's education programming will include a roundtable discussion, Intergenerational Photography: Community, Representation, and Rebellion on Thursday, April 23rd at 3 pm. The panel will feature three of the artists in the exhibition, Shelley Niro, Skawennati, and Dayna Danger. Moderated by co-curators Rhonda Meier and Lori Beavis, the conversation will situate dress, self-representation, and identity in a context of political contestation and renaissance within aboriginal communities and cultural practitioners in Canada.
At the opening of The Rebel Yells, Saskatoon- based performance artist Lori Blondeau will present her first new performance in Montreal since 2009. Titled My Sista, my LOVE, Blondeau’s performance will honour both Shelley Niro, her oeuvre, and her iconic photograph, The Rebel (1987). My Sista, my LOVE will also situate The Rebel within a politicized present where active reflection and struggle continue for many Indigenous Canadians.
Concordia's Eclectic Ensemble is just what it sounds like. This concert showcases a sometimes wild variety of sounds, playing jazz tunes crafted for them by some of today's hottest arrangers. Gary Schwartz has created one of the music department's most surprising ensembles, and their performances are always a delight, not to be missed!
Step back into the jazz age with Dave Turner and the Concordia Big Band. The closing concert of the semester will send you out with that great brass and reed sound in your ears, some fabulous singers in your mind's eye, and wishing you had brought your dancing shoes. Swing into the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall for an unforgettable evening.
Concordia University's Design and Computation Arts undergraduate students present works from more than 60 graduating students occupying the CART & DART studio/classrooms. The multifaceted and diverse body of works featured, showcases the broad scope of contemporary design thinking and making.
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