Queer Futurities: holding area, gathering place Opening Reception
Join the artists for an evening of art, music & community on the opening night o...
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Join the artists for an evening of art, music & community on the opening night of holding area, featuring a performance at 7pm by sound artist and musician Edzi'u.
Queer Futurities: holding area, gathering place, is a two-part project which engages the potentialities of queer collective knowledge and care through a group exhibition and workshop + performance series.
Limited capacity - 40 people, Register for Opening Reception tickets via Eventbrite
The group exhibition holding area features the works of Kitt Peacock, Edzi’u, Cassia Powell, Florence Yee, Arezu Salamzadeh, Margaret August, Nicole Mandryk, Romi Kim and Kendell Yan. Exploring what José Esteban Muñoz calls the “forward-dawning” potentials of queerness, holding area creates a temporary but affective space which holds collective knowledge. Through a range of mediums, including audio-visual installation, textiles, beading, performance and painting, the artists’ works explore the tenderness and nuance of both ‘holding’ and ‘queerness’ through alternative forms of care, storytelling, commemoration and place/space-making. By offering us fissures in hegemonic ways of being, holding area aims to reveal glimmers of futurity.
gathering place activates Queer Futurities’ themes of collective knowledge and care through skill-sharing and community gathering outside of the gallery space with workshops and performances. Programming will include a weaving workshop by Estraven Lupino-Smith, a mutual aid workshop by the Community Fridge, and a “Queer Calisthenics” performance by keiko Hart.
We will update with COVID safety guidelines closer to the date. Open Space is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed by a flight of 23 stairs with two landings. There are two gender-inclusive washrooms, one multi-stall and one single stall with a urinal. If you have any other questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact office [at] openspace.ca or 250-383-8833.
For more info visit our website or go to https://openspace.ca/queer-futurities
510 Fort Street
Multi-Purpose / Hall
Open / Operational