Carry Forward / Post Script

Release Date: 
Monday, May 3, 2021

Maria Thereza Alves, Marjorie Beaucage, Rebecca Belmore, Susan Blight, Deanna Bowen, Dana Claxton, Alan Ojiig Corbiere, Brenda Draney, Melissa General, John G. Hampton, Jamelie Hassan, Mike MacDonald, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Crystal Mowry, Lisa Myers, Nadia Myre, Luke Parnell, Carol Stakenas, Krista Belle Stewart, Maika'i Tubbs

Carry Forward / Post Script is an eclectic collection of critical essays, stories, and images convened to complement two related exhibitions curated by Lisa Myers and organized by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery: Carry Forward (2017) and Post Script (2018). Carry Forward convened works by Indigenous and settler artists across generations, representing nearly forty years of artistic practice. Through a range of media, the artworks in this exhibition and the texts featured in this publication reveal the biases and racism of dominant ideologies enshrined in official papers such as contracts, petitions, laws and treaties. Assertions and redactions in both visual and textual forms highlight the distinct consequences experienced by different people within shared histories.

Conceived as a way to continue the conversation initiated by Carry Forward, the Post Script exhibition considered poetic forms of reverberation and amplification, with a focus on relations with the land, rivers, and non-human life. Post Script featured works by a generation of Indigenous artists whose practices were profoundly influenced by one particular artwork: Rebecca Belmore’s Ayum-ee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother.

Co-published by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery and the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity.


166 pages / full colour
Hardcover, 9.75 x 7.375 inches
ISBN: 978-1-897543-33-7

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