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CUAG Lunchtime Lecture: “Inuit Prints: Japanese Inspiration”

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 12:15 p.m.

12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Each semester, we showcase a Carleton academic whose research interests complements one of our current exhibitions, and invite them to give a talk on their research.
Inspired by the inception of Inuit printmaking and its huge popularity in the southern Canadian art market in the mid-twentieth century shown in Inuit Prints: Japanese Inspiration, this Lunchtime Lecture will feature Paul Litt (Department of History) speaking about how Inuit art fit into the Canadian nationalism and identity formation of the era, and how southern policy makers encouraged Inuit art as a means by which the Inuit could develop a new economy.
Bring your lunch, the gallery will provide coffee and tea, and we’ll all learn something new!
Paul Litt is a historian of twentieth-century Canada who specializes in cultural history, political history, and their intersections. He has taught courses in cultural studies, cultural policy, popular culture, nationalism, tourism, and public history. He has published on Canadian cultural nationalism, cultural policy, the heritage movement, and the media in politics. He is cross-appointed between the Department of History and the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton.

Artist talk: Samuel Roy-Bois

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Please join us for an artist talk by Samuel Roy-Bois held in conjunction with his exhibition Not a new world, just an old trick.

Originally from Quebec City, Roy-Bois is based in Vancouver. He received his BFA from Université Laval in Quebec (1996) and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montréal (2001). His installations have been shown across Canada and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include J’ai moonwalké, sans cesse, jusqu’à l’épuisement at Parisian Laundry, Montreal (2014); I had a great trip despite a brutal feeling of cognitive dissonance at Artspeak, Vancouver (2012); and the touring Polarizer, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa (2009), Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge (2009), and Rodman Hall Gallery, St. Catharines (2010); and Let us, then be up and doing, with a heart for any fate, still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (2008). He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and teaches at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus.

Discount parking passes will be available for sale starting at 6:30 p.m. See “visiting” on CUAG’s web site for details.

“Projecting the Archive”: Kent Mackenzie’s “The Exiles”

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome!
In a screening series organized by Carleton’s Film Studies program and Carleton University Art Gallery, join us for a presentation of Kent Mackenzie’s rare film, “The Exiles.” Released in 1961, the film chronicles one night in the lives of young Native American men and women living in the Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles. Based entirely on interviews with the participants and their friends, the film follows a group of exiles – transplants from Southwest reservations – as they flirt, drink, party, and dance.

This film is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Raymond Boisjoly: Interlocutions. Boisjoly is keenly interested MacKenzie’s “The Exiles” as an early representation of Indigenous youth culture and has been inspired by the film in producing his projects (And) Other Echoes (2013) and Station to Station (2014)
Our screening will also be preceded by rare and memorable selections from the Audio-Visual Resource Centre’s collection of 16 mm films, curated by Devin Hartley, which will be inspired by the themes of 1960s youth culture, representations of indigeneity, and diaspora.

DOUBLE MAJOR// November Edition: Co-op Housing + the Higgs-Boson Particle

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 7:00 p.m.

DOUBLE MAJOR is back! Join us for the third installment of the new academic year, where we’ll hear from two passionate experts, each speaking for 20 minutes about their subject, after which there will be a Q&A addressing both topics. One speaker is from the Ottawa-Gatineau community, and one is from the Carleton community. DOUBLE MAJOR is a fun and friendly way to stimulate discussion of seemingly disparate topics, and to make new connections between people and ideas.
Co-op Housing (Calinda Brown) and the Higgs-Boson Particle (Thomas Koffas)
DOUBLE MAJOR is held at CUAG. Lectures start at 7pm. DOUBLE MAJOR is brought to you by Carleton University Art Gallery and the Carleton University Alumni Association.
Calinda Brown is a housing activist and the current president of CCOC, a non-profit landlord in Ottawa - and she is also a tenant in one of their buildings. She works as a legislative assistant on Parliament Hill and enjoys discussions on how policy decisions should make life better.
Thomas Koffas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Carleton University. His primary research interest is on experimental particle physics. As a member of the ATLAS collaboration, which is a multi-purpose detector operating at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Europe, he works to reconstruct the tracks of charged particles, electrons, and photons.
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Discount parking passes ($4.00 flat rate) will be available for sale. See the “visiting” page of CUAG’s website for details.

Chuuchkamalthnii (formerly Ḳi-ḳe-in) and Ruth Phillips in conversation

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 2:00 p.m.

Please join us for a conversation between Chuuchkamalthnii (formerly Ḳi-ḳe-in) and Dr. Ruth Phillips in conjunction with the exhibition Formline Modern: The George and Joanne MacDonald Collection of Northwest Coast Graphic Art.
Chuuchkamalthnii is a Nuu-chah-nulth elder and the Taayii (head of family) of Takiishtakamlthat (Eathquake House), a house within the Hupacasath First nation, one of 14 tribes that make up the Nuu-chah-nulth people of Vancouver Island. In addition to his role as a community scholar and historian, he is also a painter, carver, metal engraver, graphic designer, and illustrator. Formerly known as Ron Hamilton, he was co-founder and member of the Northwest Coast Indian Artists Guild, and produced thousands of prints for galleries across the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In the last 20 years, Chuuchkamalthnii has been active locally in his community, and globally through publications, public lectures, and curatorial work. The British Museum, Museum of Anthropology at UBC, Belkin Art Gallery, and Alberni Valley Museum have featured retrospectives of his printmaking, poetry, photography, and drawing. Known formerly as Ḳi-ḳe-in, he is a co-editor of the groundbreaking anthology Native Art of the Northwest Coast: A History of Changing Ideas (University of British Columbia Press 2013).
Ruth Phillips turned her attention to Native North American art after earning a doctorate in African art history from the School of African and Oriental Studies at the University of London. She began her career at Carleton in 1979, pioneering the teaching of indigenous North American art history in Canada.  She has curated exhibitions for and consulted to major museums in Canada and the United State.  From 1997-2003 she served as director of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, where she was also Professor of Anthropology and Art History. In 2003 she returned to Carleton as the Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture. Teaching graduate courses in the M.A. in art history offered by the School for Studies in Art and Culture and in the doctoral program in Cultural Mediations offered by the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture. 
Discount parking passes will be available for sale starting at 6:30 p.m. See “visiting” on CUAG’s web site for details.

CUAG Lunchtime Lecture: “Idea and Form: Indigenous Interventions in Film and Media Arts”

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 12:15 p.m.

Each semester, we showcase a Carleton academic whose research interests complements one of our current exhibitions, and invite them to give a talk on their research.
Inspired by the way Raymond Boisjoly mines sources such as YouTube, retrieving pivotal popular cultural moments to index key cultural and political intervals and explore representations of Indigeneity in Raymond Boisjoly: Interlocutions,  Miranda Brady (School of Journalism and Communication Studies) will speak on the ways in which Indigenous media artists challenge cultural forms to denaturalize the destructive behaviours of settler society. Looking to examples from artists showcasing their works at the imagineNative (iN) Film and Media Arts Festival over the last several years, Brady points to the self-reflexive and creative combination of various media, genre, and traditional story-telling practices which intervene in historical omissions and ontologies that delegitimize Indigenous ways of knowing.
Bring your lunch, the gallery will provide coffee and tea, and we’ll all learn something new!
Miranda J. Brady is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University and is the author and co-author of numerous articles on Indigenous identity and cultural institutions. Indigenous Interventions, her co-authored book with John Medicine Horse Kelly, is under contract with UBC Press.