September 13 – November 25, 2018
Presented by Koffler Gallery & Critical Distance Centre for Curators
FALL OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 7–9 PM | FREE
Through lines is presented across several locations at Artscape Youngplace: Koffler Gallery (1st floor), Critical Distance (3rd floor) and the outdoor billboard (Shaw Street).
Guest Curator: Noa Bronstein
Lise Beaudry, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Michèle Pearson Clarke, Leila Fatemi, Maria Hupfield, Raafia Jessa, Nadia Myre
Koffler Gallery Hours:
Tues to Fri 12 PM – 6 PM
Sat & Sun 11 AM – 5 PM
& Statutory Holidays
Critical Distance Hours:
Tues-Fri 12-6 pm and Sat-Sun 11-5 pm and by appointment
Through lines brings together the works of seven artists that challenge notions of redaction, tackling its typical devices of shredding, blacking out, editing and covering up. Each project featured in this exhibition engages a restorative gesture that speaks to the ways in which history and memory are conceptualized within a contemporary context. Rather than considering redaction simply as a bureaucratic tool or an outcome of state control, these specific approaches enable new forms of knowledge production and remembering, both politically and personally. Contemplating alternative legibilities that might emerge through redaction, the exhibition highlights the spaces of inquiry revealed through acts of obstruction.
Image: Leila Fatemi, Revealed/Reveiled, 2018.
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