Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art

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.


Friday, May 17, 2013 Monday, September 2, 2013


National Gallery of Canada Special Exhibitions Galleries
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4