Sep 18, 2020 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

“Alternative (Extractive) Realities” an Art Talk with Tsēmā Igharas

The Garden is proud to present “Alternative (Extractive) Realities” with Tsēmā Igharas.

Join us for an insightful talk, in which Tsēmā will be discussing her art and personal inspirations.

Tsēmā is an interdisciplinary Tahltan artist using Potlatch methodology to create compelling performance work and installations. Her unique approach is a way to challenge the colonial value system and relation to the land, and to promote, through methods of care, strategies of resistance. Igharas has a Bachelor’s degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and graduated from the Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design program at OCADu.
She is a founding member of the first Tahltan NGO, Tu’dese’cho Wholistic Indigenous Leadership Development; has won the 2018 Emily Award for outstanding ECUAD alumni; is 1/25 2020 Sobey Award winners; and has shown and performed in numerous places in Canada; internationally in Mexico, the USA and Chile.

Join us for a free virtual talk on September 18th at 2pm PST.

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If you want to familiarise yourself with Tsēmā’s work, please visit her website here.

You can also follow her on Instagram!

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