February 24, 2010, 6:30 PM, Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, Alberta College of Art + Design, Hosted by the Illingworth Kerr Gallery
Paul Chaat Smith is back in Alberta. For someone who doesn’t particularly like cold weather or national parks, he sure has spent a lot of time here! Lethbridge, Banff, Edmonton, Calgary…?! Find out why this Comanche author, essayist and curator keeps returning, even when it’s February, and learn why nearly half of his last book is about Canadian art and artists.
Paul Chaat Smith is Associate Curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in Washington, D.C. Smith is the curator behind the exhibition Brian Jungen: Strange Comfort. The exhibition was a major survey of the artist’s work, and also marked the first time that a living artist was featured in a solo exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian. Smith has also curated the exhibitions Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian (2008), James Luna’s Emendatio at the 2005 Venice Biennale and Evidence, the NMAI’s permanent history exhibition. His publications include Everything You Know about Indians Is cWrong (2009) and Like A Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee (1996).
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