Sakahàn—meaning “to light [a fire]” in the language of the Algonquin peoples—brings together more than 150 works of recent Indigenous art by over 80 artists from 16 countries, including impressive installations created specifically for the project. Poetic, unexpected and challenging, the artworks document and interrogate distinct cultural and social issues. One of the Gallery’s most ambitious contemporary art exhibitions to date, Sakahàn will extend to partnering venues in the Ottawa region and abroad.
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada.
Marie Watt. Blanket Stories: Three Sisters,Cousin Rose, Four Pelts and Sky Woman (previous installation detail), 2005. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.