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Presented at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia. Curated by Scott Watson, Keith Wallace, Charlotte Townsend-Gault, Dana Claxton, Geoffrey Carr, Shelly Rosenblum, Tarah Hogue (Curatorial Intern).
The exhibition Bearing Witness: Indian Residential Schools (working title) will feature artists who have produced work arising from the history of Indian Residential Schools in Canada and will be presented at the Belkin Art Gallery from September 6 to December 1, 2013. The exhibition will feature artists from BC and across Canada, and will be cross-generational to include those who directly experienced Indian Residential Schools as well as those who are witnesses to its residual impact. Public and educational programming will include guided tours, talks, film screenings, performances, and online programs. An illustrated catalogue will be published following the exhibition that will serve to give the artwork and the issues it raises an ongoing legacy. The principle objective of this exhibition is to contribute to the education of the public about Indian Residential Schools, how this issue has become embedded in Canadian art history, and to demonstrate the strong social and cultural capacity of art.