October 29, 2011

Lee-Ann Martin: Aboriginal Women’s Art & Activism

Free Lecture at Cinematheque  
Sunday, November 6 · 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  

The Wendy Wersch Memorial Lecture Committee Presents: Lee-Ann Martin Intersecting Practices of Art and Activism: Joane Cardinal-Schubert, Doreen Jensen and Daphne Odjig
Senior curator Lee-Ann Martin presents the work of three ground-breaking artists, and discusses the ways they challenged art movements and society at large. 

Joane Cardinal-Schubert (1942-2009), Doreen Jensen (1933-2009) and Daphne Odjig 
(b. 1919) each played a significant role in advancing the recognition of Aboriginal art in Canada. The focus of this talk will be the role of each artist within history: 
Daphne Odjig and the “Indian Group of Seven” in Winnipeg 
Doreen Jensen and the formation of the Society of Canadian Artists of Native Ancestry
Joane Cardinal-Schubert and a new generation of Aboriginal artists in Canada.

Lee-Ann Martin is the Curator of Contemporary Canadian Aboriginal Art at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec and is the former Head Curator of the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Her writing has been widely published. Martin’s recent curatorial projects include Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years for Plug In ICA in Winnipeg and the nationally touring exhibition, Bob Boyer: His Life’s Work, for the MacKenzie Art Gallery. 

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