Land – LIMINALITY- Loss


Land - LIMINALITY - Loss, an exhibit curated by Assistant Professor Pam Patterson, will be on display at the OCAD University Graduate Gallery from September 3, 2019 to September 6, 2019.  The show Opening & Conversation will be held on September 3, 2019 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, and a special workshop hosted by artist Angie Ma will be held on September 4, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.

 
DateTuesday, September 3, 2019 - 12:00pm to Friday, September 6, 2019 - 5:00pm

Cost

Free

Email

ppatterson@faculty.ocadu.ca

Location

OCAD University Graduate Gallery (Ground floor, 205 Richmond St. West)

About the exhibition:

How might we explore the political and cultural implications of histories and stories, both personal and collective, around the intersection of land and cultural disruption and change? Often this historical and contemporary crisis is as a result of an inherited colonial legacy. The construction is about power. Many who were able to flee and/or were lured to Canada bear the trappings of the rewards they reaped from this place to which they migrated. But didn’t the acquisition of privilege and power have something to do with why they/we left in the first place? 

Troubled by this complex relationship of land, loss and potential acquisition, undergraduate student Angie Ma (Faculty of Art), Assistant Professor Pam Patterson (Faculty of Art), graduate student Vicky Talwar and OCAD staff member Leila Talei (Officer, Research Projects, Office of Research & Innovation), as settler/immigrants, in exhibition and conversation, occupy a problematic liminal space, a space adrift. At a moment at OCAD U when we are embracing a holistic indigenous curriculum, such conversations are key to examining complex and often troubling relationships. This multi-media exhibit invites the community to explore their own histories and stories within this context in exhibition, conversation and workshop. 

The OCAD University Graduate Gallery is open from 12pm to 5pm daily.



Land Liminality Loss poster featuring cropped mixed media painting and collage from each artist with show date and location
DateTuesday, September 3, 2019 - 12:00pm to Friday, September 6, 2019 - 5:00pm

Cost

Free

Email

ppatterson@faculty.ocadu.ca

Website Location

OCAD University Graduate Gallery (Ground floor, 205 Richmond St. West)

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 12:00pm to Friday, September 6, 2019 - 5:00pm

About the exhibition:

How might we explore the political and cultural implications of histories and stories, both personal and collective, around the intersection of land and cultural disruption and change? Often this historical and contemporary crisis is as a result of an inherited colonial legacy. The construction is about power. Many who were able to flee and/or were lured to Canada bear the trappings of the rewards they reaped from this place to which they migrated. But didn’t the acquisition of privilege and power have something to do with why they/we left in the first place? 

Troubled by this complex relationship of land, loss and potential acquisition, undergraduate student Angie Ma (Faculty of Art), Assistant Professor Pam Patterson (Faculty of Art), graduate student Vicky Talwar and OCAD staff member Leila Talei (Officer, Research Projects, Office of Research & Innovation), as settler/immigrants, in exhibition and conversation, occupy a problematic liminal space, a space adrift. At a moment at OCAD U when we are embracing a holistic indigenous curriculum, such conversations are key to examining complex and often troubling relationships. This multi-media exhibit invites the community to explore their own histories and stories within this context in exhibition, conversation and workshop. 

The OCAD University Graduate Gallery is open from 12pm to 5pm daily.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Graduate Gallery (Ground floor, 205 Richmond St. West)
Email: 
ppatterson@faculty.ocadu.ca
Cost: 
Free
Land Liminality Loss poster featuring cropped mixed media painting and collage from each artist with show date and location
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