This exhibition is a reflection on artistic labour as it relates to activism, community building, and memory. It is in line with the research theme of the Jackman Humanities Institute for 2022-2023: labour. The project received support courtesy of the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts.

Ranging from archival assemblages to photographs to textiles, the exhibition moves across different geographies, including North American Chinatowns, New Mexico, Japan, and Latin America. 

Despite everything, the works all remain united by the underlying theme and reflect various realities about workers across the globe. They grapple with difficult histories that continue to affect us right now. Three Master of Visual Studies graduate students curated the exhibition, which has three sections:

Unsettling Sites of War by Mary Kavanagh

Curator: Atif Mikhail Khan

Those Unforgotten by Morris Lum

Curator: Sherry Chunqing Liu

These Walls Hold Our Wounds by Amaranta Ursula Espinoza Arias, Bélgica Castro Fuentes, and Soledad Fátima Muñoz

Curator: Erin Storus

Opening reception is on September 14, 2022 from 4 to 6 o’clock in the afternoon. The exhibition is on display at the Jackman Humanities Institute on 170 St. George Street until June 30, 2023. Admission is free.

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