The exhibition Yahndawa’: Portages between Wendake and Quebec was first presented last fall at VU, at L’Œil de Poisson, at the Bande Vidéo and in the bay window of Méduse. Beyond a simple exhibition, Yahndawa’ is an exchange project between 7 artists from Wendake and 7 artists from Quebec who have carried out co-creation residencies in the 7 participating artistic organizations. Following a long process of exchange and sharing around their practices, the artists were brought to collaborate to create joint works. The title, Yahndawa’ (river) refers to the Atiawenrahk/Saint-Charles River which connects the two towns and connects the two communities.
This summer, the Huron-Wendat Museum wishes to present some of the creations resulting from this sharing process in an exhibit here, in Wendake. In the idea of going up the river to its source, each work transmits in its own way questions of territory, culture and identity… but also the notion of sharing and collaboration.