Stories That Connect Us
Co-presented by Stories of Ours
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
199 Richmond St. West
Join us for an event where storytellers will share true stories inspired by the themes in Onsite Gallery's exhibition, How to Breathe Forever. Featuring exhibiting artist Flora Weistche, who will share the story behind the creation of her work, My Grandmother's Garden.
Also featuring stories from: Sienna Jeffers, Micaela Kong, Ella Qi and Kanwal Rahim.
How to Breathe Forever underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, land, plants and water. The belief that everything in the universe has a place and deserves equal respect is the core of this exhibition and positions our relations with others ̶including the ‘natural’ world ̶as active and reciprocal. The exhibition invites you to consider an expanded personhood that attentively collaborates and exchanges with living things.
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events. The gallery is located at 199 Richmond St. W, Toronto, ON, M5V 0H4. Telephone: 416-977-6000, ext. 265. Opening hours are: Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Free admission.
Stories of Ours is a grassroots project based in Toronto that aims to deepen community, invite solidarity, and challenge dominant narratives through intentional acts of storytelling and creative arts. Through the power of storytelling, Stories of Ours bridges divides not only between people, but between movements. By sharing diverse, non-normative stories we challenge stereotypes and begin to eradicate the conditions for racism and oppression to exist, as well as creating spaces for people to reclaim and shape their own narratives.
Image: Flora Weistche, My Grandmother’s Garden – Nuuhkim Unihtaauchihchikan, 2018, hide of the artist’s father’s last hunted Caribou, glass beads, thread, wood, 62.75” x 50.75” x 2” unframed. Installation view: How to Breathe Forever, Onsite Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto, 2019. Photo: Yuula Benivolski.