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Location/Dislocation

Works by:

Brendan Fernandes, Jamelie Hassan, Oliver Husain, Will Kwan, Karen Tam

Location/Dislocation

September 15, 2011–July 20, 2012

Curated by Denise Ryner and Barbara Fischer

Produced in Collaboration with the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery

Five renowned artists from Toronto, Montreal, London (ON), and New York examine spatial, environmental, and architectural manifestations of cultural dislocation in this year-long exhibition. Artists Brendan Fernandes, Jamelie Hassan, Oliver Husain, Will Kwan, and Karen Tam consider the implications of a variety of uprooting and establishing forces, ranging from post-colonial diasporas, multiculturalism, and cultural re-articulation to economic exploitation and urban gentrification. Their photo- and installation-based works share an interest in the effects of globalization and the manifestation of hybridity and displacement in primarily urban contexts.

Location/Dislocation is the theme of the Jackman Humanities Institute’s 2011-2012 Program for the Arts. This exhibition marks the first time that contemporary artists have been invited to respond to the annual academic theme and the JHI’s architectural setting.

The Jackman Humanities Institute is located at:
University of Toronto, 170 St. George Street, 10th Floor
Free and Open to the Public, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

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We gratefully acknowledge the operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts, with additional project support from the Jackman Humanities Institute.

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