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Exhibitions

 
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LANDSCAPE, LOSS, AND LEGACY.
Ottawa Art Gallery.

Firestone Collection.  Firestone Reverb Series.
Feb 5. 2022 to Jan 8 2023

 

New Exhibitions now on at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery 

Owen Sound, Ontario

Facing It | October 23, 2021 - January 15, 2022

https://www.owensound.ca/en/exploring/ttag-exhibitions.aspx

Facing It is a unique collaborative curation that brings together contemporary artists including Willy Waterton, Don Kwan, Mark Crofton Bell, Dustin Seabrook, Kimber Sider, Vanessa Tignanelli, and Tamyka Bullen, and works from the collection by artists including Edwin Holgate, Rae Johnson, Edward Burtynsky, and April Hickox, to reflect on the ways in which the pandemic has shifted our perspectives and challenged our lives. The exhibition draws out themes of social isolation, the power of kinship, and the vulnerability of the human body. It meditates on our profound human interconnectedness, which is across time, cultures, and demographics. In the narratives of individual and community, it illuminates the darker potency of solitudes and our deepest desire to find a reflection of ourselves somewhere in each other.

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ROM 

Royal Ontario Museum

https://www.rom.on.ca/en/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/rom-marks-generation-defining-moment-with-new-exhibitions


Unmasking the Pandemic: From Personal Protection to Personal Expression (September 18, 2021 – February 21, 2022) presents over 100 masks made by artists, designers, and makers from around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Representing over 20 countries that stretch across the globe from Mexico to the Philippines, the masks convey stories of resilience, cultural identity, and our collective humanity in the face of a global crisis. The exhibition also celebrates the creativity of over 40 Canadian makers, including works by 15 Indigenous designers and artists. Described by its curators as a “labour of love,” this exhibition will captivate visitors with themes of poetry and protest, survival and strength, heroes and warriors, and artistry and innovation. The exhibition is supported by the Hal Jackman Foundation.

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For the third edition of PERF, entitled (Ré)agir) / (Re)act, AXENÉO7 focused on the notion of the encounter by bringing together projects from a variety of different disciplines including a section dedicated to writings about performance which will be presented in salle Jean-Pierre Latour. 
For the biennial, two evenings of performance will be curated by AXENÉO7 and two evenings by Fait Maison (Thomas Grondin and Anna Khimasia), who were invited to participate in a curatorial residency at the centre. Fait Maison will be organizing two events: De l'autre côté du miroir / Through the Looking Glass and a performative Afternoon Tea. To close the biennial, AXENÉO7 will present a series of three daily performances of the Dream Room, a dance project by Compagnie Katie Ward, presented simultaneously and in collaboration with the Beeldend Danstheater Telder. 
PERF (Ré)agir / (Re)act is presented in collaboration with the Centre de production DAÏMÔN, Radio-Hull, Fait Maison, Coopérative de solidarité Les artistes du Ruisseau, L’Entre-deux, Compagnie Katie Ward and Beeldend Danstheater Telder.

 
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Chinese Canadian Collective - Issue #1 - Our first COVID-19 themed magazine and on line art, poetry and writing from Chinese Canadians reflecting on a year coping with COVID-19.


The edition features contributors and creatives predominantly from Ottawa, but also with folks from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal!

https://chinesecanadianco.weebly.com/magazine.html

 
 
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Breathe. Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Banff Alberta

September 24th - January 17th 2021 

https://www.whyte.org/exhibitions

Breathe. is a collection of traditionally crafted masks demonstrating resiliency through the 21st century. Co-created by Métis artists, Nathalie Bertin and Lisa Shepherd, artists were invited to create masks which reflect emotions felt during the current COVID-19 global pandemic. Realizing the entire world was being affected by the pandemic, they expanded their call to any artist that would like to create a mask that reflects their culture and art practice. 


Included with each mask is a story by the maker reflecting the variety of emotions currently being felt around the world. From fear, sadness, hope, and love, these stories are unique and beautiful. This exhibition will inspire and challenge visitors to consider their own resilience in the face of a pandemic.

 
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To Be Continued: Troubling the Queer Archives. CUAG. Carleton University Art Gallery https://cuag.ca/

This exhibition examines local histories and genealogies of queerness.
The story of queer history that dominates the archival record is one of white cisnormative gays. Curators Anna Shah Hoque and Cara Tierney question and destabilize this incomplete version of the past, foregrounding the work and creativity of emerging and established artists from local queer, trans and IBPOC communities.
From works that reconsider specific historic events to works that speculatively produce histories from the future, the artists collectively imagine and gesture toward alternative archives.

Weaving the Web: The Chinese Experience in Canada. Gallery 112. Ottawa

“Weaving the Web: The Chinese Experience in Canada” is an interdisciplinary research art project that explores the intersection between personal memories with historical facts featured through a wide range of mediums: photographs, quilts, collage, sculpture, digital video and audio interviews.

Gallery 112.
City of Ottawa. Central Archives - James K. Bartleman Centre

 
Reconstructing Selves, Possible Worlds, Chinatown. Ottawa

Reconstructing Selves. Possible Worlds. Chinatown Ottawa.

In Reconstructing Selves, visual artists Marisa Gallemit and Donald Kwan and documentary filmmaker Gabriela Warrior Renaud, Ottawa-Gatineau artists of Asian descent, explore the complex issues and creative possibilities that flow from one’s cultural identity: What is the relationship between place and belonging, between diasporas and memory? What is the impact of exclusionary practices on the preservation and creation of our cultures? How do we centre our intersectional experiences within the dominant culture?

https://possibleworldsshop.com/events-exhibitions/reconstructing-selves

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Auspicious Anchor, Arts Court Theatre. Ottawa

Auspicious Anchor, solo exhibit during William Lau’s Peking Opera  / Soirée d'opéra de Pékin 
The Arts Court Theatre 
2 Daly Avenue,
Ottawa, ON

 
Diaspora Dialogues, National Arts Centre. Ottawa ON.

Diaspora Dialogue, National Arts Centre. Ottawa ON..

Diaspora Dialogue, artist talk. National Arts Centre. Ottawa ON.

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Chinese Wallpaper, Shanghai Restaurant. Ottawa.

“ Chinese Wallpaper “ examines the visual culture and explores identity, memory, history and explores the artists personal journey as a first generation Chinese Canadian artist.