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May 22 2021
Artist Talk by Ts̱ēmā

2 pm ET On Zoom

Ts̱ēmā will show a short film and give a talk about her practice. She is the creator of this year’s Gattuso Edition What is Left, produced in support of the Annual C Magazine Contemporary Art Auction.

Join the Zoom Meeting

What is Left is a cluster of Canada’s now-defunct 1¢ copper coins, melted to their core material—and burnished by hand. Resembling naturally occurring copper nuggets, the transformation of the metal to its natural state and away from its use as a colonial currency reconnects the ore to its source in the land.

The Gattuso Edition is generously supported by La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso.

What is Left
Canadian pennies
2 × 3 × 2”
Edition of 50 +2AP, varied

Ts̱ēmā is an interdisciplinary artist and a member of the Tahltan First Nation. She uses potlatch methodology to create conceptual artwork and teachings influenced by her mentorship in Northwest Coast formline design at K’saan (2005-06), her studies in visual culture, and her lived experiences in the mountains. She has degrees from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and OCAD University, and has exhibited and performed in varied contexts in Canada including the 2016 and 2018 Montreal Contemporary Native Art Biennial, as well as internationally in Chile, Mexico, Sweden and the USA. *Ts̱ēmā * was long-listed for the Sobey Art Award in 2020.

Instead of our usual auction event ticket, What is Left by Ts̱ēmā, is a gift with donations of $125 or more to C Magazine, while they last.

The Gattuso Edition is available on May 20th, with the launch of the Preview Catalogue at auction.cmagazine.com