Opening | September 13 | Through lines

Curated by Noa Bronstein and presented in partnership with the Koffler Gallery, Through Lines brings together the works of seven artists that challenge notions of redaction, tackling its typical devices of shredding, blacking out, editing and covering up. Lise Beaudry, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Michèle Pearson Clarke, Leila Fatemi, Maria Hupfield, Raafia Jessa, and Nadia Myre create works that engage a restorative gesture, speaking to the ways in which history and memory are conceptualized within a contemporary context. 

Rather than considering redaction simply as a bureaucratic tool or an outcome of state control, these specific approaches enable new forms of knowledge production and remembering, both politically and personally. Contemplating alternative legibilities that might emerge through redaction, the exhibition highlights the spaces of inquiry revealed through acts of obstruction.

Please see the exhibition webpage for more information.

Thursday, September 13 from 7―9 pm | Free
The exhibition is presented across three locations at Artscape Youngplace: the Koffler Gallery (1st floor), Critical Distance (3rd floor) and the outdoor billboard (on Shaw Street). Join us for the opening reception in both galleries on Thursday starting at 7 pm. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Admission is free as always, and building and both galleries are fully accessible.

Artscape Youngplace is located at 180 Shaw Street btw Dundas and Queen Streets in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood. Google Map

September 13 to November 25, 2018

Tues–Fri 12–6 pm, Sat–Sun 11–5 pm, and by appointment
Critical Distance is pleased to match the Koffler Gallery’s hours for our Fall exhibition partnership and beyond. As always, when exhibitions are on, we are open holiday weekends unless otherwise noted on our website and social media feeds. Between shows we are closed for installation. Please be sure to confirm you are within exhibition dates before making the trip. More information to plan your visit can be found here. Office hours are by appointment only.

image: Leila Fatemi, Revealed/Reveiled, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

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