Interdisciplinary Cree artist Kent Monkman is a member of Fisher River Cree Nation in Treaty 5 Territory (Manitoba). Known for his provocative interventions into Western European and American art history, Monkman explores themes of colonization, sexuality, loss, and resilience—the complexities of historic and contemporary Indigenous experiences—across painting, film/video, performance, and installation.
Saxophonist Leland Baker and tap dancer Orlando Hernandez collaborate on a new work highlighting the Africa diaspora and black culture through song and dance. View the event on the BAI YouTube page now.
Join us for a screening of Bill Morrison’s Dawson City: Frozen Time followed by a conversation between Bill Morrison and Regina Longo. Watch the conversation between Bill Morrison and Regina Longo on the BAI YouTube channel now.
Poet and performer Laura Brown-Lavoie will present excerpts from her show-in-process, Club Desire, a live poetry undressing of local history to bare our extractive ways of relating, in search of the plants and spirit of repair. The performance recording is available for a limited time on the BAI YouTube page.
Join us for a screening of Elisabeth Subrin’s 1997 film, Shulie, followed by a conversation with the filmmaker and Kate Kraczon, Curator of the David Winton Bell Gallery. The conversation can now be viewed on the BAI YouTube page.
Join us for a presentation of new audio recordings featuring first-hand intelligence written in the aftermath of WWI by sailors recruited into a homophobic entrapment scheme. The recording can now be watched on the BAI YouTube channel for a limited time.
In Remote Learning, La Neve will premiere new music recorded during an interactive livestream that allowed virtual audience members to trigger performance elements such as sound, lights, and various randomized events. This performance can now be watching on the BAI YouTube page.
Join us for a preview of "in Pursuit of Venus [infected]" with artist Lisa Reihana. The powerful 70 foot long scrolling video is Reihana’s corrective to the historical record, created in response to eighteenth-century views of the Pacific islands as presented in the historic French wallpaper Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique (Native Peoples of the South Pacific), 1804-05. This event can now be viewed using the link.
Join us for the closing conversation of the Fall Festival. During this panel, artists Shey Rivera Ríos, Nafis White, Joey DeFrancesco (aka La Neve) and Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo discuss their experiences remaking their own artistic realities, putting forth new concepts of realness and shifting audiences’ understanding of the before, the now and the future. This event can now be watched on the BAI YouTube channel.
Artist Jazzmen Lee-Johnson lead a workshop examining ways artists interpolate archival research in their creative practice(s) and the ways you can use remix as an artistic form of discourse in your own academic research. This event was offered live only.
This workshop aimed to construct alternative scripts and modes of authentication that undo the logics that drive the proliferation of disinformation, recharging affective charges that have been used to manipulate users. This event was presented live and is not available to view. Lead by Ioana Jucan.