Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at the Bessborough Hotel.
The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (ACC), in collaboration with TRIBE Inc. is hosting its second annual conference, aptly entitled “Corralling Art -Aboriginal Curatorial Practice in the Prairies and Beyond” on May 18-19, 2007 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at the Bessborough Hotel.
Under the thematic umbrella, “Corralling Art – Aboriginal Curatorial Practice in the Prairies and Beyond”, the ACC will bring together curators, scholars, visual artists, critics, art educators, art dealers, art collectors, arts administrators and program officers from the provincial and federal level and the general public, who not only represent our diverse national curatorial and critical communities, but those who are contributing and strengthening the presence of contemporary Aboriginal art. The two-day presentations explore existing programs and cited opportunities available for the development, funding, presentation, publication and dissemination of all areas pertinent to a contemporary Aboriginal art presence in Canada and abroad. As well, the colloquium will articulate and examine emerging trends and important issues in and around curatorial and critical practices related to such topics as: historical and theoretical perspectives, institutional and non-institutional representation; locating spaces, trends and perspectives on Aboriginal curatorial practice and its relevance. On Saturday, May 20, 2007, the ACC/CCA will hold an important business meeting, and introduce the membership to the newly nominated Board members.
The Aboriginal Curatorial Collective/Collectif des Conservateurs Autochtone and TRIBE gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Aboriginal Arts Secretariat, The Ontario Arts Council, The Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, SKLotteries, and The Mendel Art Gallery.