May 13 – July 22, 2023
Let me take you there
Works by Clovis-Alexandre Desvarieux, Miruna Drăgan, Emily Jan, Sara Khan, Hea R. Kim, Kosisochukwu Nnebe, Marigold Santos, Eve Tagny & Katherine TakpannieCurated by Mona Filip
The stories we tell about the world – how it was made, what forces influence its course, and what our place is in its ecosystem – articulate who we are as much as who we could be. Passed on through many generations, these beliefs, legends, or parables never belong to the past; their teachings continue their work in the present as they keep showing us how we can forge boundless paths forward, constantly rebuilding the world. Even if sometimes forgotten and lost, they may linger in our inherited subconscious and be recalled intuitively through our receptive bodies.
Let me take you there is a multimedia exhibition that brings together a group of Canadian artists whose practices mine ancestral histories and knowledge accessed through oral traditions, folklore, spiritual practices, and embodied awareness to envision possible futures. Inspired by cultural stories of creation, transformation, and rebirth as well as instinctively conceived rituals of empathy and repair, these artists propose new ways of being in community and a rethinking of social and natural systems, interpersonal relations, and beyond-human connections. As the title suggests, the project is an invitation to collectively reimagine and dream the world anew.