Toronto Biennial of Art: Wigwam Chi-Chemung - Talk & Stargazing

Wigwam Chi-Chemung - Talk & Stargazing
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

During the opening weekend of the Toronto Biennial of Art, an intimate conversation under the stars brings together artist, poet and educator Elder Duke Redbird and renowned astrophysicist Dr. Renée Hložek to discuss the human relationship to the cosmos from a multiplicity of perspectives. In the context of Redbird’s Indigenous interpretive learning centre and evolving art installation Wigwam Chi-Chemung at Ontario Place, and Caecilia’s Tripp’s project Interstellar Sleep at the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU) and 259 Lake Shore Blvd East, the night of stargazing moves toward Indigenizing Astronomy curricula. Stargazers are invited to bring along comfortable seating and blankets.

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During the Toronto Biennial, Wigwam Chi-Chemung will host the following Open Studio hours with Elder Duke Redbird at the Ontario Place South Marina:

Open Studio I: Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 2:00-5:00pm
Open Studio II: Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 2:00-5:00pm

Artist and poet Elder Duke Redbird’s Open Studio sessions offer the public an opportunity to visit the Wigwam Chi-Chemung boat, ask questions of, learn from, and engage with the perspectives of Indigenous Elders.

Follow Elder Duke Redbird and crew on Instagram @wigwamchichemung.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: Toronto Biennial of Art and Myseum of Toronto 
Location: Marie Curtis Park (Island Road), Etobicoke