mâc îpayiwin (Hunting on Horseback)

March 2022 - June 2022

Henry Beaudry, Carol Grigg, Sarain Stump

Consisting of pieces from Wanuskewin’s permanent art collection, this exhibition will explore the longstanding relationship between Indigenous peoples and horses. Contrasting with film footage of Hollywood Westerns that helped to strengthen the settler narrative of the warrior on horseback, these pieces depict the strong kinship between horses and Indigenous peoples, and their shared history of being forced out of their lands and abused into subservience. This exhibition brings the question of representation versus reality into play, and will make visitors question the history they thought they knew.

Curated by Olivia Kristoff