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The Live In Public: The Art of Engagement conference that took place in 2008 challenges popular notions of the role of art in our society. In this conference, grunt shed light on art practices that go beyond the gallery and address the ills present in our modern society. Visit The Art of Engagement archive to find out more about the artists and the conference.

"Exploring the roles, risks, breakthroughs and expectations of the work of artists in communities through four panels over four days with four artists per panel and over 150 participating artists engaged in conversation and critique, the conference sought to bring artist practitioners together to carve out divergent meanings from diverse work."

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When the term First Nations Art, or Aboriginal Art is mentioned, it seems that we have become used to associating them with totem poles, mythical animals and imagery that is very rooted to an imagined past. The archive project goes beyond this limited view of aboriginal artistic practices and highlights First Nations artists that pioneered the way in which art can act as the locus for intersecting media, including theory, digital work and performance. This website focuses on Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew’s prolific practice
"This site features a comprehensive look at the work of Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew. Ahasiw was a theorist, curator, writer, new media practitioner and performance artist. He worked in artist run centres in Vancouver, Regina and Winnipeg curating and producing new practices in performance and new media. Ahasiw passed away in 2006. Ghostkeeper features writing, images, websites and performance documentation of Maskegon-Iskwew’s work as well as essays by other curators and producers on his work." (From the Ghostkeeper Website)
For any comments or questions regarding the project or any of the websites being launched, please send us a question, follow us on twitter @gruntgallery or use the gruntArchive tag. You can also take a look  at grunt’s history via facebook timeline.
 
 

When the term First Nations Art, or Aboriginal Art is mentioned, it seems that we have become used to associating them with totem poles, mythical animals and imagery that is very rooted to an imagined past. The archive project goes beyond this limited view of aboriginal artistic practices and highlights First Nations artists that pioneered the way in which art can act as the locus for intersecting media, including theory, digital work and performance. This website focuses on Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew’s prolific practice

"This site features a comprehensive look at the work of Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew. Ahasiw was a theorist, curator, writer, new media practitioner and performance artist. He worked in artist run centres in Vancouver, Regina and Winnipeg curating and producing new practices in performance and new media. Ahasiw passed away in 2006. Ghostkeeper features writing, images, websites and performance documentation of Maskegon-Iskwew’s work as well as essays by other curators and producers on his work." (From the Ghostkeeper Website)

For any comments or questions regarding the project or any of the websites being launched, please send us a question, follow us on twitter @gruntgallery or use the gruntArchive tag. You can also take a look  at grunt’s history via facebook timeline.

 
 

How can new forms of expression interact with the issues that still plague Aboriginal peoples in North America? How can this dialogue be opened up and discussed within an artistic context? In 2002 grunt gallery took up these types of questions with a groundbreaking conference. With the archives you can explore the topics raised by participating artists, topics that are still far from irrelevant and require us to be critical of our own histories. 

"This site is an Indian Act in and of itself-a chance to continue the heart journey that was the original Indian Acts: Aboriginal Performance Art conference (grunt gallery 2002), and carry that heart to others who could not attend the conference, but whose own hearts may be ignited by this archive and who can witness this conference through the material within this site."

For any comments or questions regarding the project or any of the websites being launched, please send us a question, follow us on twitter @gruntgallery or use the gruntArchive tag. You can also take a look  at grunt’s history via facebook timeline.

Activating the Archives- Extract

Extract, the most recently released component of grunt’s online archiving project features a curatorial focus on work that deals with “the act of writing and the position of the written word”, with some surprising results. From Tattoos to Graffiti, from the Library to Beadwork, the range and dimension of work addressed within this site presents a faceted perspective on writing and the word in grunt’s history of programming.

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Activating the Archives- Sculpture

 

The Sculpture website is now up! You can either follow this link or click on the above image. “This Sculpture site that Program Director Glenn Alteen and I have put together shows a vast variety of sculpture: looking through this website, one will notice many approaches and styles, from minimalism to feminism to social commentary on the spaces we live in. Each exhibit archived in this website was created with a unique purpose, but they all have something in common: each is a means of dealing with social and emotional realities that remain unique to the time in which each exhibit was created." (Polina Bachlakova, Curatorial Intern)

Artwork by James Carl.

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Archives Officially Launched-Performance

As promised, click on the above picture to access grunt gallery’s Performance archive. The website “features a curatorial focus on a variety of performance based works that have been developed at grunt since its inception in 1984.” As well as acting as the digital record of the gallery’s own history with the performance art world, the website  concentrates on historically marginalized groups and artists, situating these performances within a larger social, political and artistic discourse. We greatly appreciate your support!

For any comments or questions regarding the project or any of the websites being launched, feel free to send us a question, follow us on twitter @gruntgallery or use the gruntArchive tag.