Chicago, IL 60637
This exhibition revolves around questions of self-determination, self-representation and the sharing of knowledge. At its center is a film entitled Modest Livelihood (2012), made collaboratively by Brian Jungen (a Canadian artist of Dunne-za and European ancestry) and Duane Linklater (a Canadian artist of Omaskêko Cree ancestry) while they hunted on Dunne-za Territory in Northern British Columbia in the Fall of 2011. The project was originally presented as a chapter of dOCUMENTA(13) at the Banff Center for the Arts in the Summer and Fall of 2012. The subsequent presentation at the Logan Center gives both artists another chance to exchange working methods: alongside the silent cinematic presentation of Modest Livelihood, they have decided to experiment with their original material of super 16mm film, constructing a looped projection in the adjacent gallery. The exhibition aims to extend the dialogue between Jungen's predominantly sculptural practice and Linklater's interest in the moving image, pedagogy, and performance. It is also an opportunity to learn from their shared attempt to find forms for experiences, which are particular to their positions as contemporary First Nations artists, yet impact the broader cultural ecology.