Reading Group with Emily Dundas Oke
Tuesday, August 14, 7pm
Join CAG CMA-RBC Indigenous Curatorial Assistant Emily Dundas Oke to explore prominent themes in Jeneen Frei Njootli’s exhibition, 'my auntie bought all her skidoos with bead money' in relation to the written work of contemporary Indigenous writers found in the exhibition’s accompanying library. An artistic practice never develops in isolation but is entwined with and strengthened by the voices of many others. In recognition of this, CAG and Frei Njootli, in partnership with Simon Fraser University Library, have assembled a library to accompany the exhibition.
Participants of the reading group are invited to read 'Embodied Resurgent Practice and Coded Disruption', the eleventh chapter of Leanne Betasamoke Simpson’s 2017 book 'As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance', and come to discuss salient themes in connection to Frei Njootli’s current exhibition. Questions surrounding resurgence, generative refusal, embodied practice and decolonial praxis will be explored throughout the evening.
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Find out more about Jeneen Frei Njootli's exhibition at contemporaryartgallery.ca/exhibitions/jeneen-frei-njootli-my-auntie-bought-all-her-skidoos-with-bead-money/