Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Unstable: Contemporary Art from the Collection
February 22, 2003 - April 27, 2003
Since the rise of avant-garde in the 19th-century, contemporary art has been associated with radical social change. Jamelie Hassan’s The Satanic Verses (1990-97) deals with the controversy surrounding Salman Rushdie’s 1989 book of the same name. This installation refers to censorship and the assertion of one’s identity in a climate of repression.
Montreal-based artist Barbara Steinman created Floating Crap Game (1993) in response to the opening of Casino Windsor. Using gambling as a metaphor for life, the work refers to the uncertainty of social and political conditions, and how chance events have dominated history.