Overview

For her exhibition at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House, internationally renowned, Toronto-based artist Deanna Bowen revisited The God of Gods (1919), a play written and directed by Carroll Aikins (1888-1967), founder of the first national theatre in Canada and artistic director of Hart House Theatre (1927–29). Aikins’ play, staged at Hart House in 1922, projected the horrors of war into a loose adaptation of Romeo and Juliet — using ‘native’ motifs. Deanna Bowen’s film is a conversation by Indigenous artists and writers John G. Hampton, Peter Morin, Lisa Myers, Archer Pechawis, and cheyanne turions.

Deanna Bowen is a descendant of the Alabama and Kentucky born Black Prairie pioneers of Amber Valley and Campsie, Alberta. Bowen’s family history has been the central pivot of her auto-ethnographic interdisciplinary works since the early 1990s. Her broader artistic/educational practice examines history, historical writing and the ways in which artistic and technological advancements impact individual and collective authorship.

Produced on the occasion of the Hart House Centennial.

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  • Event Website: Official Website
  • Date: Wed, Sep 4, 2019
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  • Time & Duration: (all day) (1 days)
  • Cost:
    • General Admission

      FREE

  • Venue:
    Art Museum, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House
    7 Hart House Circle,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H
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