future generations

Gallery 1
May 25 - Jul 14

future generations is an exhibition that considers the role of Indigenous futurity as a tool of survival and survivance. The work is rooted in artist Tsēmā Igharas’ understanding and embodiment of Tāłtān culture and tradition, alongside objects and materials firmly rooted in Western settler culture. Using Potlatch methodology - a ceremony of reciprocation and nation building, in which every performance of artmaking is a “ceremony that affirms and solidifies relationships to every thing and body” – Igharas challenges the colonial value systems and measurements of land and natural resources, and the impact these systems have on the cultural practices of Indigenous peoples and nations. future generations presents strategies and gestures of resistance to forms of neo-colonization – what the viewer may come to understand as acts of decolonization - and imagines possible future(s) for Indigenous peoples to exist within. Through the work in future generations Igharas encourages methods of care – for the land, and our bodies – that become modes of resistance for past/present/future generations.

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Bead Making Workshop with Tsēmā Igharas

May 26, 1 pm

Please join us on Saturday, May 26 from 1-3pm for a bead-making workshop led by artist Tsēmā Igharas.

The workshop is free to attend, all materials will be provided, and no previous experience is required.

This workshop is hosted in conjunction with Tsēmā Igharas' new exhibition "future generations".



Artspace, Peterborough’s artist-run centre, is seeking applications for volunteers to join our Board of Directors. Interested individuals are asked to submit a letter, by Wednesday, June 6, 2018, outlining the skills and expertise they possess that would make them a valuable addition to our board.