VERNISSAGE: Exploring Identity @possworldshop #AsianHeritageMonth Ottawa
VERNISSAGE: Friday, May 24, 2019 7-10 pm
WHERE: Possible Worlds, 708G Somerset Street W, Ottawa
Tonight, the exhibition Reconstructing Selves, opens at Possible Worlds gallery and shop located in Ottawa’s Chinatown. The exhibition features the work of local artists of Asian descent – Marisa Gallemit, Don Kwan, and Gabriela Warrior Renaud.
Inspired by their Filipinx, Chinese and South Indian heritage respectively, the artists aim to deepen their understanding and document their own histories, while simultaneously taking an active role in reshaping their narratives and identities, now and for the future. (read more)
The exhibition continues until Sunday July 28, 2019 and coincides with Asian Heritage (May), Filipino Heritage Month (June) and the Chinatown Asian Night Market (July 26-28). Curated by Possible Worlds Co-Director Melanie Yugo, Reconstructing Selves explores “the complex issues and creative possibilities that flow from one’s cultural identity: What is the relationship between place and belonging, between diasporas and memory? What is the impact of exclusionary practices on the preservation and creation of our cultures? How do we centre our intersectional experiences within the dominant culture?”
For more information on the exhibition visit the Possible Futures website.
ABOVE IMAGE: Possible Worlds.