Unsettling Settlers: Intervention Game by Artist
November 4, 2022, 4-7 PM
1515 Ste Catherine blvd. West
At the Gail Stephen A. Jarislowski Institute for Canadian Art
Free and no registration required!
If you are interested in exploring art and media that disrupt dominant narratives, please join the Ethnocultural Art Histories Research Group (EAHR) for a community building Game Night!
We will be playing Golboo Amani’s Unsettling Settlers: Intervention Game which “aims to interrupt the colonial narrative of Settlers of Catan to employ strategies that strengthen players ability to imagine critical alternatives and practice counter hegemonic narratives of settlement on the landscape.”* Considering Amani’s art game as a “ready-made site of performativity,” Game Night offers a unique and collaborative opportunity for decolonizing through game research.
Together, we will be looking at how this intervention method can confront or re-script colonial narratives and foster inclusive communities. We’ll also roll out upcoming EAHR activities you might be interested in helping out on.
Drop by the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art located on the third floor of the EV building (EV 3.711-3.725) on November 4 between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm4-7 to play a few rounds, talk about the experience, and learn about decolonizing art history through game play at the same time!. .Game snacks provided of course!
Ethnocultural Art Histories Research (EAHR) is a student-driven research community based within the Department of Art History at Concordia University (Montreal, QC). Since summer 2011, EAHR has facilitated opportunities for exchange and creation through a series of programs and events in order to critically engage with issues of ethnic and cultural representation within the visual arts in Canada. EAHR’s activities are made possible with the generous support of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, the Department of Art History, and other partners.
AFROFUTURISM AND THE PLURIVERSE OF SANKOFANOLOGY
Concordia University, York Auditorium, EV.1.605
EV Building, 1515 Ste Catherine Blvd., W.
To attend online,
register on Zoom:
No registration is required to attend in person.
Breaking down the metaphoric meta-narratives and subtext in his Afrofuturistic work, Quentin VerCetty will discuss ways in which he explores Afrofuturism's relation to the Pluriverse. He will also give an interactive augmented reality demonstration of how he uses his art to encourage ideas around social change.
Quentin VerCetty (MAAE 2020, Concordia) is an award-winning multidisciplinary storyteller and an ever-growing interstellar tree. He is one of the world's leading Afrofuturistist A-R-Tographers, a founding member of the international Black Speculative Arts Movement, and is the first artist to be commissioned by Carnegie Hall for their 2022 Afrofuturism music festival.
Organized by the Ethnocultural Art Histories Research Group (EAHR) and presented in collaboration with the Department of Art History and the SSHRC-funded project “Afrofuturism in the Canadian Art Scene.” EAHR’s activities are made possible with the generous support of The Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art and the Concordia University Research Chair in Ethnocultural Art histories. https://www.ethnoculturalarts.com.