How does history become personally accountable in a post-Truth and Reconciliation Commission era? AA Bronson delivers his Apology to Siksika Nation, an atonement for his ancestors’ role in cultural genocide, while Adrian Stimson responds. Food will be shared following the performance.
Image Credit: AA Bronson, A Public Apology to Siksika Nation, performance at the 2019 Toronto Biennial of Art. Photo: Triple Threat. Courtesy Toronto Biennial of Art.
AA Bronson (born in Vancouver, BC, Canada; lives in Berlin, Germany) has worked and exhibited as a solo artist, often collaborating with younger generations of artists. From 2004 to 2010, he was Director of Printed Matter, Inc., New York, founding the annual NY Art Book Fair in 2005. In 2013 he was founding Director of Printed Matter‘s LA Art Book Fair. Recent solo exhibitions include: KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2018; Kunsthalle Wichita, 2016; Salzburger Kunstverein, 2015; Grazer Kunstverein, 2015; Art Museum at the University of Toronto, 2014; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2013; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, 2013; and Creative Time, New York, 2008.
Adrian Stimson (born in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada; lives in Siksika, AB, Canada) received his BFA from the Alberta College of Art + Design (now Alberta College of the Arts), Calgary and MFA from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Stimson’s work investigates identity construction, specifically the hybridization of the Indian, the cowboy, the shaman, and Two Spirit being. He was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal (2005), Blackfoot Visual Arts Award (2009), and GGArts awards (2018).