FKRG X RAJNI SHAH ~ EXHAUSTION AND SOLIDARITY (ONLINE SESSION)
What does it mean to come together as exhausted ones?
How does exhaustion already sit in our bodies as BIPOC activists?
What are the relationships between resistance, exhaustion, and structural oppression?
This workshop-gathering is inspired by Akwugo Emejulu & Leah Bassel’s recent article, ‘The politics of exhaustion’ which proposes, among other things, the notion of ‘structural exhaustion’. Rather than simply discussing these themes, Rajni invites those who are exhausted to come together and experience solidarity, respite, and reflection. There is no required reading for the session, and you will be welcome to participate in any way you need, including remaining camera-off if this is most comfortable for you. Rajni will share the article that inspired the session with everyone after we meet.
In order to create a safer space, Rajni has requested that this online gathering is restricted to people who identify as BIPOC* (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour).
Please register in advance so that we can send you details nearer to the time. The form to register is here: https://forms.gle/QDVEi5mgHtonZtt57
* These terms can feel clumsy, but are helpful in the work of decentering whiteness. If you self-identify as BIPOC you are welcome here, no questions asked.
The DPP Hub Presents:
Struggling Together in Higher Education
On Thursday, Feb. 20th, 4-6:30 pm at the 4th space, 1400 de Maisonneuve Ouest, Concordia University Come join us, the Decolonial Perspectives and Practises (DPP) Hub, for our experience – to – action series: Struggling Together in Higher Education. After an eclectic panel lead by QTBIPOC students at Concordia, we continue with the Second Session of our Syllabus Deconstruction Workshop. Together, let's turn big ideas for change into actionable steps to unveil and overcome institutional systems of exclusion and erasure (check out our panel/workshop line-up below)
Being an International Iranian Student on Campus - The Iranian Student’s Association at Concordia
Who is “the Other?” Thoughts on the Paradoxes and Limitations of Inclusiveness in Academia - Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Angy Cohen
Being Black and Queer on Campus - Chesline Pierre-Paul (MA Translation), Linzey Corridon (MA English) and Jamilah Dei-Sharpe (Ph.D. Social and Cultural Analysis)
Black voices in the 1969 Sir George Williams Affair for Museum Learning - Adriana Cabrera-Cleves, Fariba Almasi and Shoshana Page (Ethnography Lab Working Group, Ph.D. Social and Cultural Analysis)
Dr. Natalie Batraville – Transformative Justice Syllabi
MA English, Linzey Corridon - Ethical Citation Practise
Dr. Satoshi Ikeda – Centering Student Sovereignty
Sample Syllabus by Elizabeth Fast
The Decolonial Hub Presents: The Syllabus Deconstruction Collab - Session One
Bring your syllabus and join us at our Syllabus Deconstruction, session one of two on Friday, November 22nd 1:30-3:30pm. A collaborative meeting for us, faculty and students, to share our trials and tribulations creating and engaging with syllabi. What limitations and considerations are involved in creating a syllabus? What voices are centered? What frustrations are experienced by students? What are the consequences of deviating from our disciplines eurocentric canon? Can a syllabus be collaboratively developed by faculty, students and the community? Pending questions, to be discovered together.
Help us welcome: Dr. Satoshi Ikeda and Dr. Natalie Batraville as they share the decolonial techniques that they employ within their syllabus and class structure.
Room: Ethnography Lab, EV. 10. 62
Come join PhD students (Sociology) Jamilah Dei-Sharpe, Hone Mandefro, and Kymani Montgomery, the University Research Chairs in Indigenous Art History and Community Engagement, Heather Igloliorite, and Ethnocultural Art Histories, Alice Ming Wai Jim, and Postdoctorate fellow, Dr. Angeles Cohen, at our inaugural event to launch Concordia University’s Decolonial Perspectives and Practises (DPP) Hub. November 1st, 4:45-6pm at 4th Space Concordia University in the LB Building.
Afrofuturism as an Arts Movement: Black Fantasy, Science & Speculative Fiction in Visual Arts from 2009 to 2019
Quentin VerCetty Lindsay is an award-winning multidisciplinary visual griot (storyteller) and arts educator who is currently working on his MA in Art Education at Concordia University with a focus on teaching Afrofuturism to underserved communities. Lindsay's art has been featured in numerous media outlets and publications in various countries including Japan, Haiti, Peru, Ghana, Australia, United Arab Emirates, and France.
For more information on EAHR’s Library Research Residency and Quentin’s research project on Afrofuturism (and our previous year’s project on African art by Chelsy Monie), please visit the Concordia Library Website at: https://www.concordia.ca/library/guides/art-history.html#4.
Co-presented by SAVAC and Cinema Politica
In partnership with the EAHR Concordia (Ethnocultural Art Histories Research Group) and EAHR|Media CISSC Working Group, Concordia University.
A discussion will follow the screening with curator Sharlene Bamboat and artists Swapnaa Tamhane (August Fröhls) and Oliver Husain. Moderated by Ronald Rose-Antoinette.
MONITOR 13 invites the viewer to consider the indecipherable traces and charges of the past. It is an invitation to dance to the meditative, moving images in the program. Through letters, biographies, surfaces, sounds and architectures, the curators have assembled the films to gesture not only towards things lost and hidden along the way, but their connections to living and renewal.
MONITOR is SAVAC’s longstanding experimental South Asian film and video program that holds steady engagement with an international community of artists, curators and critics, initiating dialogues around the shifting nature of South Asian politics, economies and landscapes through artists’ film.
Curators: Priya Sen, Sharlene Bamboat
Artists: Faraz Anoushahpour & Parastoo Anoushahpour, Rehana Zaman, Nazli Dinçel, Michelle Williams Gamaker, August Fröhls, Weeda Azim, Oliver Husain
‘サモアについてのうた (Samoa ni tsuite no uta) | A song about Sāmoa’(2019–) detail by Yuki Kihara.
Funding received from Creative New Zealand – the national arts development agency of the Government of New Zealand.
Courtesy of Yuki Kihara and Milford Galleries Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand
Application Deadline: April 5, 2019.
Term of maximum 4 weeks (total of 40 hours). Dates are not predetermined but are nominated by the applicant between May-July.
Location: Concordia University, Montreal, QC.
Eligibility: Art History (major or minor) undergraduate or graduate students at Concordia University.
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Project Proposal (300-400 words) responding to the following question:
What underrepresented area of research in ethnic and cultural art history do you want to investigate and why?
3. Proposed Schedule
The EAHR Research Residency Diversifying Academia at Concordia: EAHR Research Residency, asks the resident to respond to the underrepresentation of areas of ethnic minority art history research in the sources available in the Concordia University Libraries. This residency is a self-directed research program that provides residents the opportunity to work independently in the library with the guidance of John Latour (Teaching & Research Librarian - Fine Arts). As part of EAHR’s mandate, the residency promotes critical engagement with issues of ethnic and cultural representation within the visual arts in Canada. We acknowledge the role academia plays in the representation of ethnic and cultural minority art histories; therefore we, encourage our art historians-in-residence to make a scholarly commitment to the investigation of underrepresented areas in the history of art and visual culture through a critical engagement with the available sources at the Concordia Libraries.
Each resident will be responsible for completing an extensive bibliography on a proposed underrepresented or marginalized area of ethnic and/or cultural art history research and use a $500 book fund to recommend new sources on the proposed topic to be integrated into the Concordia Libraries. Additionally, the research-resident will be responsible for writing an article (length can vary) justifying their research findings and developing a way to visualize and communicate the research and acquisition of new library sources in the Webster library as a way of informing the student body of this intervention.
We welcome art history students (major or minor) from diverse backgrounds who have an interest in making visible a marginalized cultural history of art and visual culture in Montreal.
The goals of the research residency, with respect to EAHR’s mandate, would be:
An exhibition by Salma Bensaïfi, Miao Dekat, Joannie Grenier and Petra Höller
With EAHR Mentors Elizabeth Davis, Hanss Torres Lujan, Chiara Montpetit and Alexandra Nordstrom
On view until February 3, 2019
Located on the third floor of the EV building, this vitrine exhibition brings together a group of artworks by Bob Haozous, Sky Hopinka, Alootook Ipellie and Michelle Jack that explore themes of indigeneity and mobility across politically and socially imposed borders of settler-colonial North America. A suitcase made of metal wires render visible the concept of borders, their constant dislocation, as well as the ongoing heated contestation over the presence of physical and virtual walls in the twenty-first century.
This EAHR exhibition is in partnership with students in Dr. Alice Ming Wai Jim’s course, ARTH 379 Postcolonial Theory in Art History: Migration and Mobility in Contemporary Art, fall 2018. The project is made possible with the support of The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art and the Department of Art History.
Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters of Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal.