In Deep: Reflections on Grief and the Climate Crisis

SPHERE Festival – Free Exhibition

2024-09-07 00:00 2024-09-30 24:00 true 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: In Deep: Reflections on Grief and the Climate Crisis

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/36951

In-person event

This free exhibition holds up a mirror to Humanity, and we see Mother Earth staring back. 
On display from September 7th-30th as part of the SPHERE festival  In Deep: Reflections on Grief and the Climate Crisis holds up a mirror to us, and we see Mother Earth staring back. Created in collaboration with the Canada Council Art Bank, fifteen artworks from across the country converse in an intergenerational dialogue about our relationship with Mother Earth. You are invited to...

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Canal Lobby,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
Sat, September 7, 2024
The Silver Curse (1966-68) Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank Photo : Brandon Clarida Image Services © Norval Morrisseau
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Mary take the child; the river's rising. Muddy water changing all I know. (1993) Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank Photo : Brandon Clarida Image Services © Sandra Meigs
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Mary take the child; the river's rising. Muddy water changing all I know. (1993) Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank Photo : Brandon Clarida Image Services © Sandra Meigs
  • In-person event

This free exhibition holds up a mirror to Humanity, and we see Mother Earth staring back. 
On display from September 7th-30th as part of the SPHERE festival 

In Deep: Reflections on Grief and the Climate Crisis holds up a mirror to us, and we see Mother Earth staring back. Created in collaboration with the Canada Council Art Bank, fifteen artworks from across the country converse in an intergenerational dialogue about our relationship with Mother Earth. You are invited to explore how we continue to poison and pollute her, hear her cry in the howling winds of hurricanes, feel her tears flow and flood waterways, and bristle as her body burns from a fever that cannot be brought down. Simultaneously, we lament her and our futures, weighed down by the unknown storms brewing on the horizon. Although we may long for escapism, this exhibition urges you to take the plunge into the cold realities of historical Canadian events, a heartbroken generation, and rich, Indigenous storytelling. Like tectonic plates, these artworks converge, sending seismic waves through us and cleansing us of preconceptions. They hold the power to transform us, exposing us to our faults. 

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  • Featuring Susan Bustin
  • Featuring Elaine Brodie
  • Featuring Elizabeth Chitty
  • Featuring Andy Fabo
  • Featuring Katherine Knight
  • Featuring Norval Morisseau
  • Featuring Marc-Antoine Nadeau
  • Featuring John Neville
  • Featuring Edward Poitras
  • Featuring Pudlo Pudlat
  • Featuring Sandra Meigs
  • Featuring Allen Smutylo
  • Featuring Bill Vazan
  • Featuring Daniel Hrishkewich
  • Featuring Roy Yundak