"very fine people on both sides"


An IAMD Thesis Exhibition by MFA candidate Aylan Couchie.

Reception: April 14, 2018, 5:00-9:00 PM

 
DateSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

Location

Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W.

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released 94 Calls to Action following a national inquiry into residential schools. Of these 94 Calls, five actioned for the creation of monuments intended to commemorate and honor residential school sites, survivors and the children who were lost. What began as an exploration into what these proposed monuments could look like from an Anishinaabe perspective, soon turned into an investigation of how monuments function within the discourse of reconciliation and decolonization. How they operate as tools of Indigenous erasure and how they can be coopted as tools to assert Indigenous presence. And finally, how monuments physically manifest online discourse and ideologies in the push for (de)colonization/(re)conciliation and the push back against it. This is an exploration of the monument as apparatus used by “very fine people on both sides.”



very fine people on both sides
DateSaturday, April 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

Website Location

Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W.

Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association  
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Join us for a free party to celebrate the opening of the newest exhibition at Onsite Gallery, Diagrams of Power.
Diagrams of Power showcases art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Open life drawing session offered by the OCAD U Alumni Association
Refiguring Worlds featuring the work of Sarah Davidson, Brendan George Ko (OCAD U Photography alum), Ginette Legaré (OCAD U Professor), Maryse Larivière and Ed Pien 
Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to Monday, April 16, 2018 - 5:00pm

In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released 94 Calls to Action following a national inquiry into residential schools. Of these 94 Calls, five actioned for the creation of monuments intended to commemorate and honor residential school sites, survivors and the children who were lost. What began as an exploration into what these proposed monuments could look like from an Anishinaabe perspective, soon turned into an investigation of how monuments function within the discourse of reconciliation and decolonization. How they operate as tools of Indigenous erasure and how they can be coopted as tools to assert Indigenous presence. And finally, how monuments physically manifest online discourse and ideologies in the push for (de)colonization/(re)conciliation and the push back against it. This is an exploration of the monument as apparatus used by “very fine people on both sides.”

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Gallery, 205 Richmond St. W.
very fine people on both sides
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