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EFA Presents #callresponse, a Dialogue-Driven Exhibition Led by Indigenous Women

#callresponse is structured as a connective support system that strategically centers Indigenous women within discussion and action around Indigenous cultural revitalization, land-based knowledge, and cross-cultural solidarity building.

Tania Willard, “Only Available Light,” from the series Only Available Light, (2016), Archival film (Harlan I. Smith, The Shuswap Indians of British Columbia, 1928), projector, selenite crystals and photons (Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid)

#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 CollectiveMaria HupfieldIV Castellanos and Esther NeffUrsula Johnson and Cheryl L’HirondelleTania 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.

CALL
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

RESPONSE
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.

For more information, visit efanyc.org + projectspace-efanyc.org.

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.