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Nations by Artists Podcast Release + Listening Party

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Nations by Artists

Wednesday, February 2
6:30pm–7:30pm EDT
Online on Zoom

Join us for an online listening party celebrating the release of the Nations by Artists podcast series! The four-episode podcast invites artists, activists, and scholars to deliver a state of the nation on nations, interrogating ideas of nationhood, borders, power, and dissent. At this listening party, we’ll livestream the first episode, Monuments, followed by a live Q&A with hosts and exhibition curators Mikinaak Migwans and Sarah Robayo Sheridan.

Episode 1: Monuments explores the different ways that nations are both officially symbolized and contested, whether through monuments, flags, passports or federal parks. Hosts Mikinaak Migwans and Sarah Robayo Sheridan talk to artists, collectives, and activists IRWIN, Will Kwan, Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan, and Life of a Craphead. Together, they follow an equestrian monument as it floats down a river, explore a collection of flags made entirely of press images of flags burning, meet with two rangers from the Lesbian National Parks and Services, and pass through an unusual passport office regulating citizenship in a nation based not on geographic boundaries but on a state in time.

The Nations by Artists podcast is produced by Aliya Pabani and hosted by exhibition curators Mikinaak Migwans and Sarah Robayo Sheridan.

Title Image: Life of a Craphead, King Edward VII Equestrian Statue Floating Down the Don, 2017. Video. Production stills by Yuula Benivolski. Acquired by the Hart House Art Committee, 2021

Page Image: Graphic design by Demian DinéYazhi.


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