While in Ottawa this summer to cover Sakahàn at the National Gallery I discovered a lot about this city that I love so I decided I needed to spend more than a weekend and more than a week – why not an entire month?!
Turns out I came at a great time! Despite the dull November sky there are some vibrant events happening this week.
WED @ GALLERY 101
Fish scale art making with Ottawa based Métis artist Jaime Koebel
$10 open to max of 8 people
Solo Exhibition by Chikonzero (Chiko) Chazunguza curated by Pamela Edmonds (Third Space Art Projects)
Oct 25 to November 30, 2013
“Bounty is a solo exhibition of recent work by artist Chikonzero (Chiko) Chazunguza exploring his subversive take on the ongoing inequalities of exchange between contemporary Africa and the Western world. This installation brings together a series of paintings, photographic images as well as a performative work that reflects on the artist’s experiences living and working across three continents (Africa, Europe and Canada).”
THURS @ OTTAWA ART GALLERY
“Aboriginal scholar, poet and writer, Armand Garnet Ruffo previews his forthcoming book based on the life and art of Norval Morrisseau! The book combines the mythic world of Ojibway storytelling with evocative realism to tell the amazing story of the artist’s life. The reading will be accompanied by a visual presentation of the artist’s paintings.”
THURS, FRI & SAT @ CANADA’S NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE
(TIP – visit his website. The intro is a stunner!)
THURS, FRI, SAT & SUN @ GALERIE SAW GALLERY
ART STAR 5
Video Art Biennial / Biennale de vidéo d’art
November 14 – 17, 2013
Galerie SAW Gallery + Club SAW
Single screenings: $5 / Biennial all-access pass: $15
“Now in its fifth edition, the Art Star Video Art Biennial is a unique platform for artists and curators working with moving images to connect and exchange in the national capital. Under the theme of Witness and Testify, Art Star highlights practices rooted in place, intimacy, and broader questions of social movements and collective histories. Over four days, SAW hosts screenings, social events, and masterclasses with video artists from around the planet, and curators culled from our vibrant local milieu. We’re thrilled to be partnering this year with the Media Arts Network of Ontario for their national conference, Evolve or Perish, which will add a special contingent of media artists, programmers, and theorists to the mix. Join us as we celebrate art’s potential to effect social change and challenge our assumptions of the world around us.”
THURS ONGOING TO DEC 1 @ LIBRARY & ARCHIVES
The European Film Festival
“World-class, award-winning, and Oscar-submitted films from 27 countries across the European Union!
Special guests welcomed this year include Tahar Rahim, lead actor from the Cannes-selected Grand Central (France), as well as Matthias Drescher, producer of the acclaimed drama Shifting the Blame (Germany).
FRI @ ABORIGINAL ART CENTRE (GATINEAU)
Artist Talk by Jason Baerg speaking on Aboriginal Expressions: National Capital Commission Confederation Boulevard Banners 2013
Aboriginal Art Centre Aboriginal Affairs, Room 928, 10 Wellington St
View the Gallery of all the banners.
ALL THIS WEEK @ BYTOWNE CINEMA