THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA REOPENS EXTENDING ÀBADAKONE UNTIL OCTOBER 4, 2020

The NGC reopens, extends Àbadakone and adds Ace’s work Healing Dance 2 to the exhibition.

The National Gallery of Canada announced that it will reopen on Saturday, July 18, 2020. For this first phase of reopening, the Gallery will reduce its operations to four days, from Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The number of visitors will be also limited to ensure the safety of the public and Gallery staff.

The exhibition of international Indigenous art, Àbadakone | Continuous Fire | Feu continuel on view from Friday, November 8, 2019 to Sunday, October 4, 2020, is the second exhibition in the National Gallery of Canada’s series of presentations of contemporary international Indigenous art, features works by more than 70 artists identifying with almost 40 Indigenous Nations, ethnicities and tribal affiliations from 16 countries, including Canada.

During the COVID-19 shutdown, the National Gallery of Canada consolidated all information and resources for Àbadakone under their Virtual NGC.

For the reopening, the curators (Hill, Dickenson and Lalonde) have added Ace’s work Healing Dance 2 to Àbadakone from the Collection of the National Gallery of Canada. Healing Dance 2 was also exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada in the 2017 Canadian Biennial curated by Jonathan Shaughnessy, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art.

For more information on Ace’s work in the Àbadakone (here).