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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Closed for installation
until September 29, 2023

Admission always free
ArchiveEvent
4 Feb 23·4:00 PMuntil5:30 PM

CAG Reads

Marianne Nicolson presents Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson and Arthur Manuel

Online via Zoom

A portrait of Marianne Nicolson. She is smiling in front of a colourful backdrop.

Photo: Jaymyn La Vallee

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We are pleased to announce our latest installment of CAG Reads, a book club where artists invite us to read alongside them. Each month an artist proposes text for our collective reading pleasure, culminating in a virtual hangout where the artist leads a wide-ranging discussion grounded in their chosen reading material. This month, CAG Reads will be hosted by Marianne Nicolson. Marianne has chosen to read Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call (2015) by Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson and Arthur Manuel.

Getting the texts

Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call is available to order from Massy Books and can also be found at the Vancouver Public Library.

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Registration for this event is free, but limited. RSVP to secure your place here.

Questions? Send us a note at cagreads@cagvancouver.org.

Accessibility

This event will be live captioned (CART). For more information please contact learning@cagvancouver.org.

ASL interpretation is available on request. Requests can be accommodated up to 5 days in advance. Please contact learning@cagvancouver.org to book or for more information.

Biography

Marianne Nicolson is an artist activist of the Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw First Nations. The Musgamakw Dzawada’enuxw Nations are part of the Kwakwaka’wakw (Kwak’wala speaking peoples) of the Pacific Northwest Coast. She is trained in both traditional Kwakwaka’wakw forms and culture and contemporary gallery and museum-based practice. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design (1996), a Master of Fine Arts (2000) from the University of Victoria, as well as a Master of Arts (2005) in Linguistics and Anthropology and a PhD (2013) in Linguistics and Anthropology with a focus on space as expressed in the Kwak’wala language. Nicolson works as a Kwakwaka’wakw cultural researcher and historian, as well as an advocate for Indigenous land rights. Her practice is multi-disciplinary encompassing photography, painting, carving, video, installation, monumental public art, writing and speaking. All her work is political in nature and seeks to uphold Kwakwaka’wakw traditional philosophy and worldview through contemporary mediums and technology. Exhibitions include the 17th Biennale of Sydney, Australia; The Vancouver Art Gallery, The National Museum of the American Indian in New York, Nuit Blanche in Toronto, Ontario, Museum Arnhem, Netherlands and many others. Major monumental public artworks are situated in Vancouver International Airport, the Canadian Embassy in Amman, Jordan and the Canadian Embassy in Paris, France.