The McMaster Museum of Art opens two exhibitions early this year. On view now, We Remain Certain explores Haudenosaunee land tenure and the complex history, treaty agreements, and displacements along the Grand River. Opening on February 13, Futures presents works by multimedia artist Rajni Perera that explore imagined futures in which mutated subjects exist in dystopian realms.
Header image courtesy of Courtney Skye.
We Remain Certain
January 9 – March 22, 2024
Curated by Protect the Tract
We Remain Certain shows the enduring relationship between Haudenosaunee and their home in Grand River Territory. A group exhibition curated by a collective of Haudenosaunee artists, these contemporary works explore Haudenosaunee land tenure and the complex history, treaty agreements, and displacements along the Grand. This exhibition strives to generate thought and conversation as a means to guide relationships by employing Haudenosaunee “Original Instructions” as a foundation of understanding and collaborating on our shared future.
Arenhátyen tsi ní:tsi teyottenyonhátye’ kwató:ken tsi nī:tsi yonkwa’nikonhrayén:ta’s
Awęhęgyeh shęh hodęˀ dewahde:nihs, haˀgadagyeˀshǫˀ shęh nˀagwanigǫ̲ha:do:gę:
It does not matter what continually changes, our understanding remains certain
Artists: Dakota Brant, Denny Doolittle, Elizabeth Doxtater, Kaya Hill, Rick Hill, Arnold Jacobs, Ken Maracle, Shelley Niro, Protect The Tract Artist Collective, Steve Smith, Greg Staats, Kristen E. Summers, Jeff Thomas
Beaders: Talena Atfield, Tesha Emarthle, Jija Jacobs, Kahionwinehshon Phillips
This exhibition is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, The Longhouse Labs, Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener + Area, and Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics.
**Exhibition is open during regular Gallery Hours. Visit their website for details