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Virtual Artist Discussion with Jaime Black-Morsette
September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Join us for our artist discussion about their work and who they are as artists. There will be a live Q&A at the end of each discussion.
Join the Mitchell Museum and the Consulate General of Canada for a virtual discussion with Jaime Black-Morsette, a Red River Métis artist and activist living and working on their home territory near the confluence of Manitoba’s Red and Assiniboine rivers.
Founder of The REDress Project in 2009, Black-Morsette has been using their art practice as a way to gather community and create action and change around the epidemic of violence against Indigenous women and girls across Turtle Island and beyond for over 13 years. Black-Morsette’s interdisciplinary art practice includes immersive film and video, installation art, photography and performance art practices to explore themes of memory, identity, place and resistance.
The REDress Project is an installation art project created by Métis artist Jaime Black-Morsette. The installation consists of hundreds of red dresses suspended in public spaces to mark the absence and evoke the presence of Indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or been murdered.
Indigenous women face higher rates of violence than any other cultural group in Canada and the United States. Indigenous families and communities have been advocating for generations to make changes to the colonial system that often treat the perpetrators of this violence with impunity. The REDress Project works to create space for families of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Persons (MMIP) and their supporters to tell their stories and to find solidarity in the struggle to protect the rights of Indigenous women and girls. The project provides a space to hear from frontline community workers, Indigenous women academics, elders and knowledge keepers on how we can work together as a community to bring justice to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and their families.
Founded in 2009, The REDress Project was first exhibited at the University of Winnipeg Campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with over one hundred dresses displayed across campus. Over the past ten years The REDress Project has travelled to over 50 locations across Canada and internationally.
The REDress Project has been shown at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, at the National Museum of The American Indian in Washington, DC and is on permanent display at The Canada Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
This is a free virtual discussion series open to our members, friends, and visitors. As we continue to work on developing more programs, please consider donating to the museum. https://mitchellmuseum.org/donate/