EAHR @ Artexte: Uncovering Asian Canadian and Black Canadian Artistic Production
April 2 to April 30 – Vitrines on display in the consultation room
April 2, from 5 PM to 7 PM – Exhibition and catalogue launch
Founded in 2011, The Ethnocultural Art Histories Research group (EAHR) is a student-led research community that facilitates opportunities for exchange and research-creation in the examination of issues of ethnic and cultural representation within the visual arts in Canada. Based within the Department of Concordia University and supported by the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, EAHR leads an annual public programming agenda of symposia, artist talks, public lectures, and curatorial projects as a means to disseminate knowledge and provoke discussion.
As part of their residency, the members of EAHR will conduct a thorough search of the Artexte collection. In doing so, they aim to address the lack of visibility that seems to cling to artists and art works from Canadian communities that have long been marginalized. With Artexte’s support, the students will undertake two major projects: the first will focus on documenting the work of Black Canadian artists, and the second will in turn be looking at the work of Asian Canadian artists. Ultimately, their efforts will take the shape of two comprehensive bibliographies that will serve as valuable tools for the advancement of both discourse and scholarship on ethnocultural art histories.
In addition to making this resource available to Artexte’s users, the EAHR members will produce a publication. Finally, they will end their residency by presenting two exhibitions alternating between the vitrines at Artexte and Concordia.
For more information: http://ethnoculturalarts.org/artexte-launch-2015/
Published on March 24, 2015