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Disrupting Archives – Truth & Dare Project
August 26, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Participants from the Truth & Dare Project will walk through the exhibit with visitors, giving insight into their artistic processes and conceptual underpinning. For the second part of this session, artists will lead a roundtable discussion with invited guests from activist and artistic communities for an in-depth discussion on identity politics, belonging, and displacement from their unique perspective as contemporary Muslim women.
About Collecting Personal Archives
In partnership with Gallery 44’s OUTREACH program, the 519 and the Truth & Dare Project, local artist soJin Chun will work with a group of young Muslim women from Toronto to present a group exhibition that brings their unique visions of Toronto to life. Archives, which have traditionally been defined as “a collection of historical documents or records providing information about a place, institution or group of people”, exist within the context of systematic and political structures, often gathered by those in power to narrate colonial histories. This project will take a more personal approach to the archive model, expanding its meaning to include images of popular culture, personal photo albums, images shot by the participants, as well as objects that are meaningful to their lives.