In Place of Sight. Installation view, Audain Gallery, 2020. Photos: Rachel Topham Photography.
MFA Graduating Exhibition 2020: In Place of Sight
November 26 – December 12, 2020
Caitlin Almond, Hannah Campbell, Xinyue Liu (刘新悦), Jennifer Tham, and Ghinwa Yassine.
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This exhibition presents the work of graduating MFA candidates in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.
In Place of Sight offers a multi-modal meditation on in/visibility. As portals to an altered time and space, the artists’ poetic interventions take the form of installation, painting, drawing, photography, sound, and video. Combining distinct practices and process-based research, the exhibition examines notions of silence, concealment, erasure, embodiment, and the felt. Cumulatively, these works set in motion contradictory assumptions about place: the physical, the historical and the emotional.
As each artist explores within their work an unfolding of hidden narratives contained within place(s), it is imperative to acknowledge how these projects have been created on the the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. There are no treaties on these lands, and the implication of settler-colonial violence, both visible and hidden, continues today in many different forms of ongoing dispossession. To live and make work within these lands, one must confront and take action against both the historical and continued forms of colonial violence, and their present repercussions.
The exhibition of a graduating project represents the culmination of a candidate's studies, and is presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts.
Presented with the School for Contemporary Arts at SFU.
Workshop: Writing with KickQueen with Ghinwa Yassine
Saturday, December 12, 2 – 4pm
Presented on Zoom
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Following a short presentation about her artwork KickQueen, Yassine will lead an embodied writing workshop where participants will be invited to write with and to their own sense memories, in response to gestural and vocal prompts.