Power in Resistance: Exhibition Tour with Maya Wilson-Sanchez
June 29, 2019
oin us for a free guided tour on the last day of the exhibition Power in Resistance with guest writer, researcher, and curator Maya Wilson-Sanchez, who will discuss themes and ideas in the artists’ work.
Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 2 - 3 PM
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This exhibition exposes voices of resistance and resilience that flourish throughout the Americas as a response to centuries of racism, poverty, and widespread economic and social exclusion of Indigenous peoples in the region. From the southern hemisphere of the Mapuche to the Cree in the north, artists in Power in Resistance address the impact of colonization, including forced sterilization, risk of language extinction, residential schools, shaming queer identities, and violence. Counteracting such attempts of cultural erasure, these artists continue a path of truth, acknowledgment, power and transformation. Contemporary artists Ivan Argóte (Colombia), Marilyn Boror (Guatemala), Sebastián Calfuqueo (Chile), Carlos Colín (Mexico/Vancouver), Lucía Cuba (Peru/New York), and Meryl McMaster (Canada) not only present the legacy of colonialism, but challenge its dominant, accepted narratives by decolonizing the past and present.
ABOUT THE GUEST CURATOR
Maya Wilson-Sanchez is a writer, researcher, and curator. Her interests focus on artists in the Americas whose practices deal with performance and social engagement. Maya has worked in collections, research, programming and curatorial roles at Onsite Gallery, Xpace Cultural Centre, the Art Gallery of Peterborough, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Gallery TPW, OCAD University, and the Royal Ontario Museum. She is currently a teaching assistant and graduate student in art history at the University of Toronto.
Start time: 02:00 pm
End time: 03:00 pm