Monument to the Century of Revolutions curated by Nato Thompson'More or Less', 2017
Photo: Carole Condé + Karl Beveridge
This collaboration will focus on OCAP's current campaigns and their relation to the history of resistance in Toronto.
There has been a long history in Toronto of the dispossessed organizing for fair and just treatment; from the protests against the House of Industry (a poorhouse founded in 1836), the anti-eviction demonstrations of the 1930s, to the crisis of homelessness today. A history that parallels and slides into the history of revolutions, the ultimate rising of the dispossessed.
OCAP has lead recent actions against the treatment of the dispossessed in Toronto, from issues of homelessness, nutrition, affordable housing, adequate and sustainable income support, to those of social justice.
This project will be an installation/intervention as part of the 'Monument to the Century of Revolutions'.
The artists will meet with participants to determine the issues and stories they wish to tell, which could include workshops where participants act out their stories to develop the visual imagery.
The final work will be based on this process.
Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge have collaborated with various trade union and community organizations in the production of their staged photographic work over the past 40 years. Recently their work has been included in exhibitions: Really Useful Knowledge, Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; the Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Holland; Manif d'art 7 in Quebec City, and Toronto: Tributes and Tributaries, Art Gallery of Ontario. In 2016, a survey of their work, Public Exposures, was shown at 401 Richmond, Toronto.
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Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West
Suitable for all ages
Thank you to Red Wagon Collective/ Monday Art Group/ Friends of Watkinson Park.
This project is both indoors and outdoors.