Image: AA Bronson at the Toronto Biennial of Art

Archdeacon John W. Tims, ca. 1896-1899
Courtesy the Glenbow Archives, Calgary, Alberta

September 21, 2019

AA Bronson at the Toronto Biennial of Art

59 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto

A Public Apology to Siksika Nation, AA Bronson's project for the first Toronto Biennial of Art, originates in family stories about his great-grandfather, the first missionary to the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation, stories that do not agree with recorded (white) history. Many years of research have resulted in a book, a performance and an installation that together explore the generational trauma that has resulted from the colonization of the Canadian Prairies. Adrian Stimson is the great-grandson of Old Sun, the famous chief of the same period; he responds to AA Bronson's Apology with an installation and sculptures, generated in close dialogue with residential school survivors and leaders, to reveal the layers of colonization and Indigenous resistance in his community.


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