ARTIST TALK by JULIUS PONCELET MANAPUL


ERASING A COUNTRY: AN ON-GOING SERIES OF RESEARCH

ARTIST TALK by JULIUS PONCELET MANAPUL

 
DateWednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:30pm

Location

OCAD University 100 McCaul Street Room 190 Toronto, ON

ARTIST TALK by JULIUS PONCELET MANAPUL

Come join us at 100 McCaul Street, Room 190

Followed by a reception at Room 187

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 at 6:30pm

ERASING A COUNTRY: AN ON-GOING SERIES OF RESEARCH

Julius' work and research address eternal displacement through themes of colonialism, sexual identity, diasporic bodies, global identity construction, and the Eurocentric Western hegemony. It focuses on the hybrid nature of Filipino culture after colonialism and the gaze of queer identities as taxonomy. Hybrid images question the problematic side of queer communities that uphold homonormativity through whitewashing and internalized racism, which challenge forms of oppression.

Excavating their experience of immigration and assimilation through cultural erasure, their research looks at the narratives for many diasporic queer bodies that create an unattainable imagined space of lost countries and domestic belongings through colonial pedagogy of knowledge and globalized imperial power. 

A migrant Filipino artist from the Ilocano Tribe descendant, with Spanish heritage and Native American ancestry of the Cherokee Indigenous tribe from the US. Julius is a descendant relative of Maria Josefa Gabriela Carino de Siang, known as an anti-colonial fighter during the 18th-century Spanish rule over the Philippines, the first female leader of a Filipino movement for independence from Spain.

Artist Bio

Julius Poncelet Manapul received a Masters of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto (UofT), along with a certificate from the Collaborative Program in Sexual Diversity Studies, also from the UofT. His varying experience in project coordination andmanagement includes mentorship and facilitation for the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture, coordination of both the Toronto-Berlin (1982-2012) exhibition and resulting publication, event planning, and organizing community collaboration projects.Manapul’s innovative research excavates the complexity of Philippinx colonizations and cultures, mapped with queer identity, through an interdisciplinary practice rooted in contemporary figuration. His work has been shown in exhibitions nationally andinternationally, including The Vortex (Austin, Texas), John B. Aird Gallery (Toronto), A Space Gallery (Toronto), University of Waterloo Gallery, Koffler (Toronto), and Butterbrot Projects (Berlin). Extensive bibliographies have been written about his work, including, Queering Urban Justice (U of T Press), Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinosand Canadian Imaginaries (Northwestern University Press) and in the journal, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (Brill).Manapul has taught art courses at OCAD University, the University of Toronto, and Cardinal  Newman High School. 



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DateWednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:30pm

Website Location

OCAD University 100 McCaul Street Room 190 Toronto, ON

Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Look Inside Canada’s largest university of art and design. Bring your friends, family and supporters and take a studio tour, watch students as they work, or talk with faculty and staff. OCAD University will provide a glimpse of emerging trends, and where art and design practice is making new connections.
Visit the lobby of 100 McCaul from October 21 to 25 to browse hundreds of gently-used art and design books and more! All proceeds support the library.
OCAD University’s Faculty of Art is hosting a group exhibition focusing on climate justice, opening October 21, and culminating in a panel titled “Creative action during climate crisis,” on November 1. The submission-based exhibition, co-curated by Michelle Beck and Dana Snow, focuses on the idea of a multispecies interconnectivity that makes every organism necessary to one another in their surrounding environs. Messmates are companions – in Latin “cum panis” – who share bread and rely on each other for survival. 
A workshop rooted in oral history and community collaboration, Talking Treaties artfully shares local Indigenous history and awareness.
feelSpace is seeking artworks for our inaugural online exhibition that deals with connections and relationships in digital spaces. Submissions are due on October 21st!
Interested in applying for CGS-M (SSHRC, NSERC) and/or an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)? This session will provide students with further information about competitions, timelines and best practices. These are prestigious awards, and all full-time graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Join us in the Learning Zone for grOCAD Plant Propagation Workshop
OCAD U Professor Robert Lear and Illustrator Doug Martin are putting on a show featuring their work that is being shown from October 23 - November 3, 2019.  Wed-Fri : 12 - 4:30 pm Sat-Sun: 12- 4:00 pm   
Alumni social at OCAD U's Onsite Gallery
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 6:30pm

ARTIST TALK by JULIUS PONCELET MANAPUL

Come join us at 100 McCaul Street, Room 190

Followed by a reception at Room 187

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 at 6:30pm

ERASING A COUNTRY: AN ON-GOING SERIES OF RESEARCH

Julius' work and research address eternal displacement through themes of colonialism, sexual identity, diasporic bodies, global identity construction, and the Eurocentric Western hegemony. It focuses on the hybrid nature of Filipino culture after colonialism and the gaze of queer identities as taxonomy. Hybrid images question the problematic side of queer communities that uphold homonormativity through whitewashing and internalized racism, which challenge forms of oppression.

Excavating their experience of immigration and assimilation through cultural erasure, their research looks at the narratives for many diasporic queer bodies that create an unattainable imagined space of lost countries and domestic belongings through colonial pedagogy of knowledge and globalized imperial power. 

A migrant Filipino artist from the Ilocano Tribe descendant, with Spanish heritage and Native American ancestry of the Cherokee Indigenous tribe from the US. Julius is a descendant relative of Maria Josefa Gabriela Carino de Siang, known as an anti-colonial fighter during the 18th-century Spanish rule over the Philippines, the first female leader of a Filipino movement for independence from Spain.

Artist Bio

Julius Poncelet Manapul received a Masters of Visual Studies from the University of Toronto (UofT), along with a certificate from the Collaborative Program in Sexual Diversity Studies, also from the UofT. His varying experience in project coordination andmanagement includes mentorship and facilitation for the Kapisanan Philippine Centre for Arts & Culture, coordination of both the Toronto-Berlin (1982-2012) exhibition and resulting publication, event planning, and organizing community collaboration projects.Manapul’s innovative research excavates the complexity of Philippinx colonizations and cultures, mapped with queer identity, through an interdisciplinary practice rooted in contemporary figuration. His work has been shown in exhibitions nationally andinternationally, including The Vortex (Austin, Texas), John B. Aird Gallery (Toronto), A Space Gallery (Toronto), University of Waterloo Gallery, Koffler (Toronto), and Butterbrot Projects (Berlin). Extensive bibliographies have been written about his work, including, Queering Urban Justice (U of T Press), Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinosand Canadian Imaginaries (Northwestern University Press) and in the journal, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (Brill).Manapul has taught art courses at OCAD University, the University of Toronto, and Cardinal  Newman High School. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul Street Room 190 Toronto, ON
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