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CANADIAN BELONGING(s)

CANADIAN BELONGING(s)

 

Basil AlZeri, Sonny Assu, Pansee Atta, Cindy Blažević, Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Kristie MacDonald, Meryl McMaster, Abdi Osman

Curated by Ellyn Walker

CANADIAN BELONGING(s) engages the role of photographic and image-based practices in both forging representations of nation and colony, and unsettling them. Through their use of the photograph and its function as documentation, as a site for intervention, and as an archive for appropriation, the artists inCANADIAN BELONGING(s) make visible multiple understandings of identity through the presentation of specific objects of identification. Here, the postcard, passport, scrapbook, portrait and treaty are all re-signified, subverting their settler-colonial function and instead, evidencing distinct examples of ‘Canadian’ belonging.

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