Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art.

September 25, 2013 at 10:30 am  •  Posted in Exhibitions, News & Events by

Dana Claxton, AIM #3, gelatin silver print, (60x42”), 2010. Collection of  John Cook. Reproduction courtesy of the Ryerson Image Centre.

Dana Claxton, AIM #3, gelatin silver print, (60x42”), 2010. Collection of John Cook. Reproduction courtesy of the Ryerson Image Centre.

Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art. is on view at the Ryerson Image Centre through December 15. Guest curator Steve Loft explains, “Ghost Dance examines the role of the artist as activist, as chronicler and as provocateur in the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights and self-empowerment.” This exhibition combines photographs from the Black Star Collection and existing and commissioned work. Artists include Sonny Assu, Vernon Ah Kee, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Dana Claxton, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Alan Michelson, Theo Sims, Skawennati, and Jackson 2bears.