Visit to the National Gallery of Canada | Àbadakone | Continuous Fire

March 7th - 7th, 2020

This project comprises a unique and inspiring visit to the exhibition titled Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel at the National Gallery in Ottawa. Dawson students and the accompanying faculty members will encounter works by contemporary international Indigenous art, including works by more than 70 artists identifying with almost 40 Indigenous Nations, ethnicities and tribal affiliations from 16 countries, including Canada. This rare and exciting opportunity will enrich the participants’ conception of the vast diversity Indigenous knowledge.
Exhibition website: National Gallery of Canada | Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel
Promotional Video of artist, Jordan Bennett.

Project Update

An interdisciplinary group of students, faculty and staff traveled by bus to The National Gallery, where we participated in guided visits of the exhibition Àbadakone. After a lunch break, there was a period of time for a self-directed visit to the rest of the museum. To conclude the visit, the group attended a film screening and public discussion with contemporary artists, Thirza Cuthand and Dayna Danger.

Other featured  artists

Tribal Women Artists Cooperative – Maintaining our Traditions

New York Times article on the exhibit.

Last Modified: August 4, 2020