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Top 3 of 2015

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“Talking Back, Otherwise” installation image courtesy of Yuula Benivolski.

It is an enormous honour to announce that Talking Back, Otherwise—a year-long exhibition I curated for the Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI)—has been selected by Karina Irvine as one of the top 3 exhibitions of 2015. Keeping some very good company on the list (with Tiziana LaMelia’s The Eyelash and the Monochrome at Toronto’s Mercer Union and Kim Boem’s self-titled solo exhibition at Vancouver’s Contemporary Art Gallery), Irvine organizes her list around the idea of “Telling Things.” Of Talking Back, Otherwise, she observes that the exhibition “explores the JHI’s annual theme…through asserting the evocative life of things. The boundaries between our past, present and future are questioned within the show by shifting and challenging perceptions of historical and societal narratives. In effect, the artworks actively present alternative modes of comprehending place, reality, identity and meaning-making by talking back. Their configuration, while blending into the institutional framework of the JHI, lends an expansive and refreshing voice to the diversity and complexities of our world.”

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