PUBLIC ART: Billboard on Shaw by Yelaine RodriguezApril 22, 2022 - June 5, 2022
Billboard on Shaw presented by Critical Distance, featuring EBBÓ (Sacrifice): Orula, The Witness, by Yelaine Rodriguez, 2021.
This edition of the Billboard on Shaw features an image from EBBÓ (2021), a new production by Yelaine Rodriguez, commissioned by Americas Society. EBBÓ (1998) is an opera-oratorio by Cuban composer Louis Aguirre and librettist Rafael Almanza. The piece is an expression and reinvention of Afro-Caribbean religious, aesthetic, and musical heritage.
EBBÓ (Sacrifice): Orula, The Witness is curated by Noor Alé and Claudia Mattos (AXIS Curatorial) and presented in conjunction with their exhibition OF THE SACRED, a Core Program of the 2022 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.Find out more
EXHIBITION: Of the SacredApril 22, 2022 - June 4, 2022
Curated by AXIS Curatorial (Noor Alé and Claudia Mattos)
Featuring Farah Al Qasimi, Kaya Joan, Bea Parsons, Yelaine Rodriguez, Whyishnave Suthagar
Saturday, April 23, 2022
1 – 4PM EST
401 Richmond Building, Suite 122
Of the Sacred is an exhibition that gathers a selection of artists who examine the divine through a highly personal lens, attesting to belief as a means of unearthing histories of colonialism, translocation, and individual circumstance. Tracing cultural inheritances of faith, lineages of intergenerational knowledge, and the syncretism of beliefs that emerge in the face of migrations, Of the Sacred initiates conversations about the role of belief in this time in history and the need for sanctuary—on a personal and collective scale—in light of the conditions of this age.
Of the Sacred is a Core Exhibition of the 2022 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.Find out more
PUBLIC ART: Billboard on Shaw by Brendan George KoMarch 16, 2022 - April 20, 2022
Billboard on Shaw presented by Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in partnership with Critical Distance, featuring Monarch Butterflies at El Rosario II by Brendan George Ko, 2020.Find out more