“I like to walk around it. I’m paid to stand around it.”
–Fugazi, “Public Witness Program”
Demonstrating an idea of “discrepant” reading, Boisjoly uses In On The Kill Taker, the 1993 album by Washington DC post-hardcore band Fugazi, as an overlay in considering the relevance of its lyrical content to ideas of post-1992 Indigenous contemporary art.
Raymond Boisjoly is an Indigenous artist of Haida descent based in Vancouver. He has presented solo exhibitions and projects in numerous galleries, museums and artist-run centres in Canada and elsewhere, including solo exhibitions at Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver; Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto; VOX, Montreal. In 2016, he was presented with a VIVA award by the Shadbolt Foundation. Boisjoly is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studio in the Department of Visual Art + Material Practice at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. He is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery.