CANADIAN BELONGINGS

FEATURED EXHIBITION IN THE SCOTIABANK CONTACT PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

MAY 5 - JULY 13, 2016


BASIL ALZERI, PANSEE ATTA, SONNY ASSU, CINDY BLAŽEVIC ́, VANESSA DION FLETCHER, CHERYL L’HIRONDELLE, KRISTIE MACDONALD, MERYL MCMASTER, ABDI OSMAN

 

Nine artists explore the image and document as critical sites for complicating dominant settler-colonial narratives of Canadian identity. In doing so, they demonstrate nuanced examples of what it means to "belong" on the land now known as Canada through their material (re)negotiations of the postcard, passport, scrapbook, landscape, portrait, treaty and wampum.


Banner image credit: 

Basil AlZeri, #7 from The Postcard Project II, 2015, digital photograph, 4 x 6 inches. Image courtesy of the artist.
Photo credit: Manolo Lugo.