John Walsh: This is a Political March / 1973 – 2016


Onsite Gallery is pleased to present a special project by John Walsh as part of OCAD University's participation in Toronto's Pride Month.

 
DateThursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, June 30, 2017 - 7:30pm

Phone

416-977-6000, Ext. 456

Cost

FREE

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Location

100 McCaul St., Lobby

100 McCaul St., Lobby
Runs June 1 to 30, 2017
Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

JOHN WALSH
This is a Political March / 1973 - 2016
Video (4:16 minute loop), 2016

In 1973 Sylvia Rivera, a prominent figure of the Stonewall riots, fought her way onto the stage at New York’s Gay Liberation Rally. After years of fighting for the rights of trans and gender non conforming individuals of the queer community, she found the oppressed had turned into the oppressors; attempting to silence her voice as well as others. The feminists and gay men of 1973 believed that queens and trans women such as Sylvia were not the right face of the Gay Liberation movement, which we now celebrate as Pride. 

How far have we come?

In 2016, Black Lives Matter Toronto staged a sit-in at the Pride Parade, protesting the treatment and representation of the most marginalized of the LGBTQ2S community in Toronto. Booing from the crowd ensued. Within seconds of critiquing the current system of Pride, and asking for a more inclusive approach, Black Lives Matter were denounced by the very people who belong to the same community. Is this a political march, or a capitalist party?

With rebuilding and reinventing the ways we navigate through the movement of queer liberation, we cannot allow our most marginalized to be an afterthought.

- John Walsh

John Walsh is a multidisciplinary designer based in Toronto. Through political and speculative work, he aims to promote dialogues and discussion within topics such as identity, society and activism.

This work is presented by Onsite Gallery at OCAD University, as part of OCAD U's participation in Toronto's Pride Month.



John Walsh, This is a Political March / 1973 - 2016 (still)
DateThursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, June 30, 2017 - 7:30pm

Phone

416-977-6000, Ext. 456

Cost

FREE

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Website Location

100 McCaul St., Lobby

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Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, June 30, 2017 - 7:30pm

100 McCaul St., Lobby
Runs June 1 to 30, 2017
Monday to Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

JOHN WALSH
This is a Political March / 1973 - 2016
Video (4:16 minute loop), 2016

In 1973 Sylvia Rivera, a prominent figure of the Stonewall riots, fought her way onto the stage at New York’s Gay Liberation Rally. After years of fighting for the rights of trans and gender non conforming individuals of the queer community, she found the oppressed had turned into the oppressors; attempting to silence her voice as well as others. The feminists and gay men of 1973 believed that queens and trans women such as Sylvia were not the right face of the Gay Liberation movement, which we now celebrate as Pride. 

How far have we come?

In 2016, Black Lives Matter Toronto staged a sit-in at the Pride Parade, protesting the treatment and representation of the most marginalized of the LGBTQ2S community in Toronto. Booing from the crowd ensued. Within seconds of critiquing the current system of Pride, and asking for a more inclusive approach, Black Lives Matter were denounced by the very people who belong to the same community. Is this a political march, or a capitalist party?

With rebuilding and reinventing the ways we navigate through the movement of queer liberation, we cannot allow our most marginalized to be an afterthought.

- John Walsh

John Walsh is a multidisciplinary designer based in Toronto. Through political and speculative work, he aims to promote dialogues and discussion within topics such as identity, society and activism.

This work is presented by Onsite Gallery at OCAD University, as part of OCAD U's participation in Toronto's Pride Month.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St., Lobby
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 456
Cost: 
FREE
John Walsh, This is a Political March / 1973 - 2016 (still)
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