Shift: dialogues of migration in contemporary art will bring artists, curators and communities together to discuss how contemporary artists, institutions and audiences are responding in new ways to complex issues of indigenous and non-indigenous migrations of people.

Presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and artists' projects will address a range of issues such as: immigration; indigenous migrations and displacements; cultural translation; language crossings; transcultural collaboration, and others.

Presented by the Strandline Curatorial Collective and the Mackenzie Art Gallery April 8-10, 2011.

3-day registration symposium registration fee is $90 Canadian. For students, seniors and under-employed, the fee is $70. Registration fee includes 3-day symposium, plus continental breakfasts, lunches and refreshments.

Co-sponsors: Sâkêwêwak Artists' Collective, Neutral Ground, and Common Weal Community Arts.

Funders: Saskatchewan Arts Board, City of Regina, Canada Council for the Arts, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Lotteries, SaskCulture.

Sâkêwêwak is presenting two screenings in conjunction with the Shift Symposium:

(post)Colonial Stress Disorder, curated by Wanda Nanibush and featuring works by Thirza Cuthand, Danis Goulet, Zoe Leigh Hopkins, Ariel Smith, Nadia Myre and Cherie Valentina Stocken.

Uprooted - Always Rooted, curated by Aleyna Morin and featuring works by Jim Agapito & Ervin Chartrand, Dustinn Craig, Danis Goulet, and Wab Kinew.

Shift symposium main site can be found by clicking here

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