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LandMarks2017/Repères2017 invites people to creatively explore and deepen their connection to the land through a series of contemporary art projects in and around Canada’s National Parks and Historic Sites from June 10-25, 2017. LandMarks2017/Repères2017 inspires dialogue about people, places and perspectives that have shaped our past and are vital to our futures.

Landmarks are meeting places, turning points, significant events, and features of the environment—both natural and cultural. In LandMarks2017/Repères2017 they are conceived as trail markers made by many nations, creating a vast and rich network of experiences, and reflecting the diverse perspectives that comprise Canada.

A year-long, nationwide initiative, LandMarks2017/Repères2017 brings together a team of acclaimed Canadian curators, contemporary artists and art students from 16 universities across the country. It is an open invitation for participation, with art works created in collaboration with local communities, actively engaging audiences to critically examine Canada at 150 while offering a legacy for the future.

The Parks

Canada’s national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas are national treasures. These locations represent the very best that Canada has to offer. They tell stories of the land from the dawn of time and reveal diverse histories, cultures and Indigenous Peoples. Artists have worked in, and been inspired by, these places since their earliest days. From remote to rural to urban, they showcase the vast array of Canada’s natural and cultural heritage. LandMarks2017 projects will be hosted in Parks Canada places in all parts of Canada. Visitors will experience new ways to explore their relationship to nature and each other, connecting to diverse human communities and the essence of the land.

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