Exhibition: My curiosities are not your curios Photo: Faye HeavyShield, To the East, 2009. Photo courtesy of Southern Alberta Art Gallery.

Exhibition: My curiosities are not your curios

Guelph, Ontario

Heritage, Indigenous — Excursion

Awarded the 5th annual Middlebrook Prize for Young Canadian Curators, Yasmin Nurming-Por’s exhibition examines the idea of collections and their institutional and colonial histories through the work of contemporary artists for whom the act of collecting is both a creative and critical practice. Within the wider context of Canada’s sesquicentennial and re-examinations of accepted narratives of nationhood, the exhibition raises important questions about how such knowledge is established as well as how artistic practice can produce vital new insight and imagination.

Bringing together cross-generational artists – Sara Cwynar (New York); Hannah Doerksen (Calgary); Deborah Edmeades (New York/ Vancouver); Faye HeavyShield (Alberta); and Lucy Tasseor Tutsweetok (d. 2012, Nunavut) – each offers a contemporary perspective on the traditional “cabinet of curiosities.”

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This activity is in English.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Keywords: Storytelling, Stone Carving, Pottery, Genealogy, Fiber Arts, Contemporary, Antique


Fri 29 Sep 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sat 30 Sep 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sun 01 Oct 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM


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358 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario


Art Gallery of Guelph


Art Gallery of Guelph

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