—This year's Revisionist Toronto theme rethinks the stories that shape our city—
TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, Myseum of Toronto announces the program for its fourth annual festival of art and culture. Myseum Intersections explores intersectional perspectives of Toronto through collaborative exhibits, events, workshops, and tours. The festival will take place over Toronto from March 1-31 in venues across the city.
This year's theme, Revisionist Toronto, revisits and re-imagines some of the dominant narratives that shape our understanding of the city. Throughout the month-long program, 17 projects will explore lost or hidden stories, and seek to reclaim important perspectives from Toronto's past, challenge present perspectives, and imagine a better future.
"Through Intersections, Myseum looks to build relationships with Toronto's communities and residents, using art as a means of sharing their distinct stories," said Jeremy Diamond, CEO of Myseum. "I'm excited to see how Revisionist Toronto inspires Torontonians to challenge what they think they know about circumstances that shape their city, giving them a deeper understanding of the city's social and historical narrative."
The eclectic group of exhibits and events will showcase a variety of artistic mediums, from photography and textile, to multimedia and multisensorial, to live performance and parades. Each project examines the past, present and/or future of issues—such as inclusivity, identity, and representation—and their impact on all Torontonians.
The official lineup of Myseum Intersections projects can be found online here, and includes:
"Finding where I need to be": An exhibition addressing how the experiences of youth in Toronto differ based on markers of identity and status through a participatory photography project reflecting on the everyday practices of Arab and African newcomer youth. From the Arab Community Centre of Toronto and Charles Street Video.
Fill in the Blank: An interactive art exhibition and community celebration that re-creates a recently defunct, black-owned DIY artspace. This exhibit highlights the systemic obstacles facing racialized and marginalized artists and invites attendees to share their vision for a better Toronto. From Blank Canvas Gallery, MANIFESTO and Unity Festival.
Museum II: An exhibition examining trauma from war and conflict, through shared experiences across Toronto's immigrant and refugee communities. This exhibit explores the strange and uncomfortable relationship between locations of trauma, the media, and innate sense of domesticity. From Novka Cosovic and Andres Ulises Bautista.
Neighbourhood Trust: A series of workshops and conversations and a public exhibition exploring the effects of housing insecurity, and examining possible solutions that are grounded in the expertise of lived experiences. From Lakeshore Arts, Daily Bread Food Bank and artist Hiba Abdallah.
The festival will kick off with a launch party at Longboat Hall on February 28, 2019. The event is open to the public and will feature a performance by inDance progressive dance company, along with the chance to mingle with all of the festival's participants to learn more about their various projects.
About Myseum of Toronto
Myseum of Toronto is a non-profit organization established in 2014. Through engaging programs and experiences, we convene, curate, and share the stories of Toronto. Instead of asking people to come to one location to explore art, culture, and history, Myseum delivers programming to all corners of the city. Our focus on co-creation and collaboration allows all Torontonians to partake in curating the city's social and historical narratives.
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