It’s Never A Good Idea / Mohkinstsis Kikskanisto’p
Stride Gallery and TRUCK Contemporary Art are pleased to launch a publication by Alyssa Duck Chief in concert with #callresponse on March 9, 2019, 2:00pm at TRUCK Contemporary Art, 2009 10 Ave SW Calgary.
This publication has been created in conjunction with #callresponse, an exhibition co-presented by Stride Gallery and TRUCK. #callresponse is an effort to support the work of indigenous women and catalyze dialogue on the topic of reconciliation with indigenous peoples across Turtle Island. A touring exhibition, #callresponse opened at grunt gallery in 2016, and the project continues to evolve and engage each location to which it travels with specific programming. Marking the final iteration of the project, #callresponse supports the partner galleries’ ongoing work with youth from the Tsuut’ina Nation as well as Siksika Nation artist Alyssa Duck Chief to create work in dialogue with the exhibition. Dubbed #calgaryresponse, this programming engages in intergenerational forms of mentorship to empower the voices of youth and emerging artists.
Alyssa Duck Chief’s publication encircles narratives connected to the Treaty Seven signing of 1877. These narratives are extracted from both historical sources as well as the Artists direct experiences. The pages of the publication are comprised of personal and archival images of the Artists family, paired with found text to inscribe the stories of the peoples most affected by the colonial imperative of the Canadian government.