#callresponse
March 23 - May 5, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, March 23, 6 - 8:30 PM
At EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th Street, 2nd floor

Artists: Christi Belcourt, IV Castellanos, Marcia Crosby, Maria Hupfield, Ursula Johnson, Cheryl L'Hirondelle, Isaac Murdoch, Esther Neff, Tanya Tagaq, Tania Willard and Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory with local respondents Jennifer Kreisberg and Laura Ortman

Organized by: Tarah Hogue, Maria Hupfield, and Tania Willard

Shining a light on work that is both urgent and long-term, #callresponse acts as a connective support system that begins with commissioned artworks created by Indigenous North American women artists and their invited guest respondents. Moving between specificity of Indigenous nations, site, online space, and the gallery, #callresponse focuses on forms of performance, process, and translation that incite dialogue and catalyze action across borders between individuals, communities, territories and institutions. The hashtag #callresponse connects the geographically diverse sites and provides opportunities for networked exchanges. A touring exhibition, #callresponse opened in Vancouver’s grunt gallery in 2016 and continues to engage each location with specific programming.

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EVENTS

#callresponse Co-Organizers Walkthrough and Opening Reception with Nishnaabekweg Negamond
Friday, March 23, 6 - 8:30 pm
6 - 6:30 pm: Curatorial walkthrough
RSVP: projectspace@efanyc.org

Ke’tapekiaq Ma’qimikew: The Land Sings with Ursula Johnson, Jennifer Kriesberg, and Laura Ortman
Sunday, March 25, 1-3 pm
The High Line - 14th Street Passage
(Between W.13 & W.14 St)
RSVP: projectspace@efanyc.org

Honoring Our Sisters Roundtable
In partnership with Amerinda
Wednesday, March 28, 6 - 8:30 pm
RSVP: projectspace@efanyc.org

Feet on The Ground Performance with Esther Neff, IV Castellanos, and Maria Hupfield
Saturday, April 28, 4 - 6 pm
RSVP: projectspace@efanyc.org

Cut Tongue Heart Speak with Natalie Diaz and Tania Willard
In partnership with Endangered Language Alliance
Thursday, May 3, 6 - 7:30 pm
RSVP: projectspace@efanyc.org

EFA Project Space
323 West 39th St, 2nd Floor
Between 8th & 9th Ave, Manhattan
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 12 - 6 PM
Press inquiries: Meghana Karnik, Program Manager at meghana@efanyc.org or (212) 563 - 5855 x 229.

This exhibition is organized and circulated by grunt gallery, and presented by EFA Project Space.

#callresponse is a production of
grunt gallery, funded by the {Re}conciliation Initiative a partnership between the Canada Council for the Arts, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, and The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.  Additional funding support from The British Columbia Arts Council.

EFA Project Space's presentation of #callresponse is generously supported by The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation's Art and Social Justice initiative.