November 10, 2021 - January 29, 2022 

With language as presence, gesture as thought, and image as event, the works brought together in this exhibition present the body in an interdependent relationship with the damaged world it traverses. In an open field of tensions, between intimate trajectories and a collective life built upon various forms of dispossession, these works unearth resonances with the political conditions of a world marked by coloniality. Like breathing, at times deep and free, at times constrained, they proffer the entanglements of story and the encounters of porous lives, permitting us to experience the concurrence of closure and openness, of the inner world and what exists outside it, of impasse and crossing.

Images courtesy of Kosisochukwu Nnebe

"Ndi nna nnanyi na ezuko maka na anyi zukoro / Imaaqai, suvulivut katittut katisimagannuk or ‘The ancestors are meeting because we have met’ is a video performance piece by Kosisochukwu Nnebe that features a conversation between the Nigerian-Canadian artist and Katherine Takpannie, an Inuk artist, in their respective native languages: Igbo and Inuktitut. Through their halting attempts at speaking their mother tongue, the work speaks to language as both a site of ongoing colonial violence and a potential space for healing and restitution." - text from Kosisochukwu Nnebe

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