by Sarah Lord on Tuesday September 21 2021
For several weeks, Oxygen Art Centre has hosted an exhibition, “Body and Water,” curated by Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective.
This group exhibition features the work of artists Paxsi, Jaime Black, Hannah Claus, and Lindsay Dobbin. The show kick-off was on September 3, and it will run until October 2.
The exhibition contemplates connections of waterways through video, performance, photography, and textile installations.
“Body and Water” is the result of a year-long curatorial research project. Thematically, it explores the waterways, considering colonial, physical, and embodied borders.
Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, based in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton), Alberta, supports and presents Indigenous artists through collaborative contemporary art projects and an artist-run Indigenous arts centre. Ociciwan engages in current critical dialogue, valuing artistic collaboration and fostering awareness of Indigenous modern art practices.
Click here to read more about the “Body and Water" exhibition as Reporter Sarah Lord focuses on the exhibit in the Hall Printing Daily Dose.