ᐁᐧᐱᓂᑲᐣ – wêpinikan – something not cared for – délaisser quelque chose
Online residency, March 1 – May 30 2021
Artist talk, Tuesday, March 16, 4pm PT via Zoom – free, registration required https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sebastien-aubin-something-not-cared-for-tickets-143396471707
The Libby Leshgold Gallery is happy to announce Sébastien Aubin as our second online artist resident. Our program of online residencies was created to continue artistic and curatorial dialogue during an era of social distancing and travel restrictions. His residency will begin with an online talk on Tuesday, March 16, at 4pm Vancouver time. Free registration is required for the talk, at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sebastien-aubin-something-not-cared-for-tickets-143396471707.
The residency project, something not cared for, will consist of a series of site-specific installations observed at a distance, works which draw on knowledge of the people, things, land, and world around them, obtained and assembled with care. Progress of this work will be shown on a project website, http://libby.ecuad.ca/somethingnotcaredfor.
Sébastien Aubin held the position of Indigenous Designer in Residence at the University of Manitoba School of Art, Winnipeg, where he produced a body of creative work and research that extends our understanding of design and graphic form. He has worked for some of the most prestigious graphic design studios in Canada and maintains a career as a freelance graphic artist. Aubin has designed publications for numerous artists, organizations, and art galleries in Canada, including Terrance Houle; KC Adams; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg; Vancouver Art Gallery; grunt gallery, Vancouver; Trinity Square Video, Toronto; Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Ontario; and Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, Brandon. He is a founding member of the ITWÉ Collective, which is dedicated to researching, creating, producing, and educating audiences about Indigenous digital culture. Aubin is also part of the AM Collective, which creates work that revolves around the imagination, sparking dialogue on subjects that relate to everyday life and emotions. He is a proud member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba.