#callresponse is an artistic and curatorial collaboration led by Indigenous women, structured as a connective support system that moves between specificity of Indigenous nations, site, online space and the gallery.
This exhibition features commissioned artworks by five Indigenous North American women artists and their invited guest respondents. The pairings include Christi Belcourt and Isaac Murdoch of the Onaman Collective; Maria Hupfield, IV Castellanos and Esther Neff; Ursula Johnson and Cheryl L’Hirondelle; Tania Willard and Marcia Crosby; and Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory and Tanya Tagaq, as well as local respondents Jennifer Kreisberg and Laura Ortman. A touring exhibition opened at Vancouver’s grunt gallery in 2016, and continues to engage each geographic location with specific programming.
To support the work of Indigenous women through art that drives dialogue and mobilizes action on the topic of reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. To stand together across sovereign territories as accomplices in awakened solidarity with all our relations both human and non
To ground art in accountability, value lived experience and build upon systems of support. To enact strategies of resurgence, resilience and refusal against the ongoing multiple articulations of power and structural colonial violence of nation states.
Organized by Tarah Hogue, Maria Hupfield, and Tania Willard.
EFA Project Space is a program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (323 West 39th Street, Midtown, Manhattan). Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm.