Mmaandaawaabi (see a wondrous sight) Artist Talk

In-Person at Agnes
20 August 2023
2–4 pm

With curators Dolleen Manning and Aylan Couchie and artists Preston Buffalo, Quinn Hopkins and Casey Koyczan.

This Artists’ Talk features artists Preston Buffalo, Quinn Hopkins and Casey Koyczan and curators Dolleen Manning and Aylan Couchie. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition Mmaandaawaabi (see a wondrous sight) features the work of Preston Buffalo, Dallas Flett-Wapash, Quinn Hopkins and Casey Koyczan, four Indigenous artists whose digital practice reflects upon and engages with Indigenous worldviews and epistemologies through new media and AR technology. Through their work and your phone, the artists invite you into their sculpturally immersive worlds to view and engage with artworks reflecting an Indigenous perspective on land, language, cosmology and contemporary realities.

The exhibition kicks off a week-long experimental Indigenous AR gathering. Structured by principles of Anishinaabe pedagogy, the gathering centres on non-hierarchical interconnectivity and methods such as intergenerational mentorship, oral traditions, embodied knowing and land-based pedagogy. Upon completion of the gathering, works created by participating artists will be added to this exhibition.

Sponsors: SSHRC Connection Grant, Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Peripheral Visions Co-Lab (York University and Queen’s University), the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenization (EDII) at Queen’s University.
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