At Remai Modern September 24, 2022 - May 22, 2023
Métis people have always understood themselves and their culture through art. The grandmothers of the Métis Nation adorned loved ones in exquisite beadwork, embroidery and quillwork. Every stitch embodies care and strengthens relations.
In tandem with oral tradition, objects act as memory devices for the recalling of stories. The term storied objects aligns with the widely held belief in Indigenous cultures that objects have their own life force and power. This exhibition draws on the scholarship of Métis art historian Sherry Farrell Racette. Describing storied objects, she writes, “They remember. They remember us. They remember for us.”
Story Bundles is a series of six events held in conjunction with the exhibition Storied Objects: Métis Art in Relation. The first begins October 15th, the last March 4th, 2023.