Between alliance, complicity, appropriation and usurpation: the exchange of cultural differences
Riopelle’s production reflects a strong interest in the art and culture of North America’s Indigenous people. Whether through the titles he chose or the subjects he represented (Inuit faces, masks, and Indigenous objects), Riopelle was greatly inspired by these cultures, which he primarily learned about through books and exhibitions. Should we be critical of corpora with Indigenous influences that were produced between the 1950s and 1970s, or a time when cultural appropriation was not yet part of the zeitgeist? This is the question that many specialists are trying to answer.
With Gerald Mc Master, Ruth Phillips, Guy Sioui Durand and Jean-Philippe Uzel. Introduction by Jacques Des Rochers, moderated by Jean-Philippe Uzel