|Publisher:||Art Gallery of Ontario||Published:||June 29th 2017|
Every. Now. Then: Rethinking Nationhood embraces the fundamental belief that Canada is a dynamic work-in-progress that has, is, and will continue to be defined by movements and migrations across shifting terrain and within a variable, often unstable, environment. As cultural space, political state, ecosystem, and geography, the space of Canada (even over its short history) has been a place of shifting borders and boundaries; a place constantly being reimagined and redefined.
Every. Now. Then. starts from the position that the land known as Canada is Indigenous territory. It emphasizes Indigenous perspectives along with Black viewpoints and a diversity of voices offering distinct approaches to history, time, and narrative. It includes reproductions of extraordinary works by more than two dozen talented artists as well as writings by Quill Christie-Peters, Rachelle Dickenson, Anique Jordan, Srimoyee Mitra, Charmaine A. Nelson, and Rosie Spooner that consider a past we cannot lose, of a present we must comprehend, and of a future to which we must be accountable.