“This is our practice together. Of labor. Of love. Of love labor. It is a story of resistance, of survivance and of our ongoing presence here on Turtle Island. It is the place where we, with our soft hard loving hands, materialize imagination and dreams to pave a healthier path forward. A practice intended for sharing with future generations.”
The exhibit features a series of nine blankets created by the artists as well as older paintings, never shown works of Ida Baptiste from the early 1990’s that draw on her memories of attending Brandon Indian Residential School. It also features a series of contemporary pieces by both artists in various mediums, including film, text and sound.
In this collaborative mother-daughter exhibition, Anishinaabe Oji-Cree artists Ida Baptiste and Lara Kramer bring forward their relational practices through generations to express and represent embodied experiences like memory, loss, and reclamation. The title of the exhibition, “Ji zoongde’eyaang”, means “to have a strong heart” in Anishinaabemowin.