What’s going on tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 23
Above photo cropped: Zainab Hussain, Stephanie Marton, Jessie Raymond “Installation in the Style of Realism” (detail) (2015) Photo collage, sound
As Ottawa anticipates the arrival of thousands of Syrian refugees, the movement is on the tips of our tongues and near and dear to the hearts of many. Gallery 101 invited local artists to reflect on what it means to leave one’s hometown behind and to become part of a new one.
Some of the artists in this emotion-evoking exhibition, opening Saturday, Jan. 23, were born in Canada and have lived here for years, while others chose to come to this city more recently. “Some carry with them recent or long-entrenched memories of traumatic forced migration across many international borders. Together, they create a new unity in the gallery,” the Facebook event says.
There will be a specially created Indigenous Walk leaving from Gallery 101 at 12:30 p.m., just before the opening of the exhibition at 2 p.m. The Indigenous Walk is free, but organizers are requesting that guests RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.