EAHR @ ARTEXTE: Uncovering Asian Canadian and Black Canadian Artistic Production
Exhibition and catalogue launch
When: Thursday April 2, 2015: 5-7PM
Where: Artexte, 2 Ste. Catherine St. E., Room 301 (Metro: St-Laurent)
Admission is free
Join the Ethnocultural Art Histories Research group (EAHR) as we proudly launch two new exhibitions and a corresponding catalogue, EAHR @ ARTEXTE: Uncovering Asian Canadian and Black Canadian Artistic Production. The exhibitions and catalogue are the culmination of an intensive research-based residency at Artexte, which has focused on promoting the representation and visibility of artworks and artists from Asian Canadian and Black Canadian communities – two ethnocultural communities that have been historically underrepresented in Canada’s art scene. Both exhibitions will be presented at Artexte and in the Department of Art History at Concordia University from April 1st – 30th, 2015. The catalogue will be available both online and at the launch party.
With Artexte’s support, this research has fostered connections between the two projects by tracing the strategies employed by artists to resist misrepresentations about Asian Canadians and Black Canadians in visual culture, emphasizing the importance of continuing to fight back against negative tropes. Along with the exhibitions and corresponding catalogue, the results of EAHR’s research residency will be presented in the form of two comprehensive bibliographies that will serve as valuable tools for the advancement of scholarship on ethnocultural art histories.
The exhibition and catalogue launch will take place on April 2nd 2015 at 5:00pm. Copies of the publication will be available at the reception.
The exhibitions will be on display at the following locations on the indicated dates:
"[Dis]Identifications: Challenging Dominant Narratives of Black people in Canada"
Exhibition: Artexte, April 1-15, 2015; Concordia, April 16-30, 2015
"Tracing Asian Canadian Art Histories and Aesthetic Alliances"
Exhibition: Concordia, April 1-15, 2015; Artexte, April 16-30, 2015
2 Ste. Catherine St. East
EAHR gratefully acknowledges Bryan Jim (Image CONNEXXION) for the design of the catalogue, along with the support of Artexte, the Concordia University Department of Art History, and the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art. The catalogue and launch party are made possible with the further support of the Faculty of Fine Arts Dean’s Discretionary Fund.