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Intimate Encounters

Animate Histories Exhibition Launch

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All Ages
  • Free
Add to Calendar 2019-08-01 18:00:00 2019-08-01 21:00:00 Intimate Encounters In partnership with The 519, Salon Noir, and YYZ Artists Outlet, visitors can experience new works by artist Abdi Osman and others inspired by local cruising histories, as well as public resources pertaining to Black, Trans, and Queer communities in Toronto. The exhibition’s public reception will feature a live DJ set and a special drag performance. About Intimate Encounters ~ Animate Histories Inspired by the ‘cruising’ histories of nearby Queen’s Park, Intimate Encounters ~ Animate Histories considers the diverse ways in which culturally-specific experiences of desire, physical expression, and social connection take up space across Toronto, and how this is complicated by an increasingly gentrified urban landscape. Led by artist Abdi Osman and curator Ellyn Walker, this project makes visible the dignity, love, and generative practices embedded in local Black, Trans, and Queer histories through community art-making workshops, programs, and a cumulative exhibition. Gardiner Museum QueerEvents America/Toronto public

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Gardiner Museum
111 Queen's ParkToronto
Gender Neutral Yes
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