The Woodland Cultural Centre Launches New Exhibition: UnREZerved

Posted 17/02/15 in NEWS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brantford / Six Nations, ON (15 February 2017) - The Woodland Cultural Centre (WCC), a leader in the field of First Nation’s museum exhibitions, artistic endeavors, research facilities and cultural programming, regrets to inform the public of the cancellation of Reading the Talk curated by Rachelle Dickenson and Lisa Myers set to exhibit in January 2017.

Due to circumstances beyond the Woodland Cultural Centre’s control, Woodland has decided to cancel the presentation of Reading the Talk. This exhibition that began at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) in Oshawa, ON was set to exhibit at one final stop here at WCC January 23 - May 5, 2017. It is very unfortunate that WCC has decided to cancel the show, however we look forward to working with the RMG in the future.

In midst of this, the Acting Artistic Director, Kevin Lamure, has curated a show to replace Reading the Talk titled UnReZerved. The exhibition will explore different artists in relation to treaty regions that focuses on connections to land. He describes the UnReZerved subject matter as a compilation of “creation stories, legends, significant reference marks for cultural significance, traditional place names, negotiations with the government, and a commodification of natural resources.” Much like Reading The Talk, this exhibition will bring together artists and their artwork as a response to land use, and sovereignty among treaty areas from an Indigenous perspective.

UnReZerved will take place February 25 and run through May 2, 2017 at the WCC. Kevin Lamure of the Algonquin Nation, has curated a dialogue through the selection of different art styles to engage the public in forward thinking, to allow a better understanding and a respectful opportunity for a cultural sharing of knowledge.

Join WCC for the Opening Reception on 25 February, 2017 at 12pm with a special tour from curator Kevin Lamure. A project that has been created from the WCC Collection.

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For more information, please call 519.759.2650 or visit www.woodland-centre.on.ca

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