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Articulations Talk and Community Dinner with Kapwani Kiwanga

April 18, 06:00pm - 08:00pm

You're invited to attend an intimate evening featuring fireside conversations and a light dinner with acclaimed and award winning contemporary artist Kapwani Kiwanga. Together, we will explore the gestures of giving and taking, and imagine what a de-colonial relationship to the land looks like.

Please join us April 18 at 6 PM for a fireside conversation and artist talk followed by warm drinks and snacks at 7 PM. Everyone is invited to attend and encouraged to bring a chair, cushion, blanket, or snack if they are able.

The complex issues of current and historical colonization processes are at the core of Kapwani Kiwanga’s artistic practice. Kiwanga, who studied anthropology and comparative religion at McGill University, continues this querying of decolonial gestures with her exhibition Sunlight by Fireside: The Ash Annals opening at the SAAG on July 13.

The ultimate aim of Kiwanga’s work is to help people reflect on the colonial experience as a whole, to explore the gesture of giving and returning in counter to the dominant learned gesture of taking and seizing. Through the use of materials such as soil, ceramics, cloth, and light and shade, the artist addresses economic and social issues in relation to colonial acts of extraction and the exploitation of natural resources.

Kapwani Kiwanga (b. Hamilton, Canada) lives and works in Paris. Kiwanga studied Anthropology and Comparative Religion at McGill University in Montreal and Art at a post-graduate program at l’école des beaux arts de Paris, in France. In 2018, Kiwanga received the Frieze Artist Award (USA), Étant donnés Prize (USA/FR) and was also the winner of the annual Sobey Art Award (CA).

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