The current exhibition brings together works by Nadia Belerique, Jeneen Frei Njootli, and Kathy Slade in the Villa Salve Hospes
and the grounds of the Kunstverein.
In her artistic work, Nadia Belerique (born 1982 in Toronto, Canada) examines the relationship between object and (photographic) representation as well as the possibilities of subtle manipulations of perception in space. Using deliberately distorted everyday objects and invoked symbols, she lays narrative trails that allude to various, sometimes contradictory narrations. Moments of intimacy and retreat are explored against the backdrop of blurred boundaries between private and public space and between psychological and physical space.
Jeneen Frei Njootli’s (born 1988 in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada) interdisciplinary practice with performance, sound, and installation is inspired by their cultural background and personal experiences. Njootli is a member of the Vuntut Gwitchin, a Canadian indigenious community that is self-governing to this day. They interrogate traditional materials and objects, which are closely interwoven with the memory of their ancestors, in terms of their relation to trade, ceremony, politics, and the body.
Kathy Slade’s (born 1966 in Montreal, Canada) expansive, multidisciplinary practice moves across genres from visual and popular cultures to gendered labours through the use of textiles, sculpture, publication, sound, film, and video works. Spanning a breadth of Slade’s practice over the last two decades, the exhibition focuses on reading and publishing, offering meditations on the role of the artist as maker, publisher, and teacher.
We welcome DOKUARTS and the Braunschweig International Film Festival as guests with a selection of films thematically linked to Canada.
The exhibition is developed in partnership with the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG), Vancouver. The exhibition is part of the culture program related to Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020/21 and is supported by Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada (Embassy of Canada), British Columbia Arts Council and the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony. Kunstverein Braunschweig e.V. is supported by City of Braunschweig – Department for Culture and Science.