February 1, 2020 - March 28, 2020
A profound and impressive retrospective of the work of the celebrated artist, activist, curator, poet, writer and mentor, The Writing on the Wall: The Work of Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert, RCA weaves through Indigenous activism, seldom-told Canadian histories and environmental issues. Joane Cardinal-Schubert’s work melds playfulness with astute observation and an informed critique of the world around her based in in-depth historical knowledge.
Joane Cardinal-Schubert (1942-2006) was born in Red Deer, AB, a member of the Kainai (Blood) Nation, and received a BFA from the University of Calgary. In addition to her acclaimed practice as an artist, she was a successful and influential curator, lecturer, poet and director of video and Indigenous theatre. She was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, the Commemorative Medal of Canada and the National Aboriginal Achievement Award in Art.
The Writing on the Wall is curated by Lindsey V. Sharman, organized and circulated by Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary, with assistance from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Canada Council for the Arts.