Boarder X

Jordan Bennett, Guidelines, The Basket Ladies (detail), 2014. Carving with ink on wood and video installation.

NOVEMBER 19, 2016-APRIL 2, 2017

For artist profiles, related events, and more, visit boarderx.wag.ca

Boarder X features new work by Indigenous artists that use snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing to demonstrate knowledge and relationships to the land. The artwork reflects cultural, political, environmental, and social perspectives related to the landscapes and territories we occupy. These boarding lifestyles share synergies with Indigeneity, connected by an appreciation for the land and water. The exhibit reveals how culture, art, and board intersect. In this context, board culture works to examine contested spaces, political borders, hybrid identities, and traditional territories.

Artists: Jordan Bennett, Roger Crait, Steven Davies, Mark Igloliorte, Mason Mashon, Meghann O’Brien, and Les Ramsay

Curated by Jaimie Isaac, WAG Curatorial Resident of Indigenous & Contemporary Art

Related exhibit: Vernon Ah Kee: cantchantorganized by the National Gallery of Canada
 

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Mark Igloliorte, My Yellow Aquanaut 17’ 7”, 2016.

Related Programs & Events

Past Programs & Events

  • Opening: Boarder X & Vernon Ah Kee: cantchant

    Join us to celebrate the opening of two new shows – Boarder X & Vernon Ah Kee: cantchant

    Friday, November 18, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm

  • Boarder X: Artist Round Table & Michael Langan Talk

    Join Boarder X artists Jordan Bennett, Roger Crait, Steven Davies, Mark Igoliorte, Meghann O’Brien, and Les Ramsay for a discussion moderated by Jaimie Isaac, WAG Curatorial Resident of Indigenous & Contemporary Art. Also featured is a talk by Michael Langan, founder of Colonialism Skateboards.

    Saturday November 19, 2016 at 3pm

  • SkateBetty Trunk Show

    Meet Sheena Crookes, owner, operator, and designer of SkateBetty, an extraordinary collection of up-cycled skateboard jewellery and accessories.

    Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 19

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