Le legs

March 1, 2024 to June 2, 2024

The Huron-Wendat Museum is proud to present the travelling exhibition Le legs, which revisits the immemorial values of the First Nations by combining literature and the visual arts. The exhibition is the original idea of creator Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui, who wrote the meta-narrative. Through the voices of various Aboriginal authors, Le Legs questions what the original nations of Île de la Grande Tortue offer humanity regarding know-how and philosophical principles. It is part of the field of native futurism, a style still little explored in Quebec.

The various authors of the exhibition were paired with seven (7) First Nations visual artists who drew inspiration from the texts to create an original work. Genres and media range from acrylic on canvas to miniature corn husks. A unique, 100% aboriginal exhibition explores the immemorial past to reflect on the present and dream of the future.

The artists :

Eruoma Awashish, Sarah Cleary, Martin Akwiranoron Loft, Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau, Teharihulen Michel Savard, Manon Sioui, Christine Sioui Wawanoloath, Marie-Andrée Gill, Michel Jean, J. D. Kurtness, Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau, Isabelle Picard & Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui.

Produced by Kwahiatonhk! in collaboration with Coop Nitaskinan, with financial support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.