David Garneau Not To Confuse Politeness With Agreement
Stop(the)Gap/Mind(the)gap: international indigenous art in motion. Brenda Croft, Chief Curator, with Assistance Curators from Canada (David Garneau), New Zealand (Megan Tamati-Quennell) and the United States (Kathleen Ash-Milby). Gordon Saturday Museum of Fine Arts, Adelaide, UA. «We`re all people on contract.» This declaration has become common, at least in Western Canada, where much of the territory is covered by numbered contracts signed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The situation is more complex in parts of British Columbia, Quebec and Newfoundland. Nevertheless, the intention behind this statement is important. It reminds us that in Canada, Indigenous peoples were not defeated or subdued by newcomers to this place. On the contrary, we have concluded contractual relations by which we should share the country – even if, as David Garnau`s table suggests, not confusing courtesy and agreement, these relations are full of misunderstandings and misunderstandings that still need to be corrected. And of course, the promises made by the settlers in these treaties were not kept. Activity 1: Opinion Essay – Cutting Out Once you have found your artwork, your first task is to create a structure in 5 paragraph format. You simply write an opinion contribution about the artwork you have chosen. I am happy to give a brief overview of your essay with some suggestions.
There are different styles of essays – narrative, convincing, descriptive, opinion, etc. Let us start with an opinion intervention. Their first task is to find a work of art by a contemporary Indigenous artist. You don`t have to be an art historian to have opinions about a work of art, and in general, it`s quite natural to have reactions to art. Here are some amazing contemporary Indigenous artists. For a guide to finding a work of art, you can visit the school and save some of the amazing artwork on the walls, go through this site for more art or do a Google image search and check out these artists (your own ideas are welcome): Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound. Co-curated with Kathleen Ash Milby. National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian), New York. 10 November 2017 – 6 January 2019.