PUBLIC ART: Billboard on Shaw by Eleana Antonaki

February 13, 2020 - March 29, 2020

This billboard is part of the group exhibition A Big Heritage with A Glorious Past, curated by ma ma (Magdalyn Asimakis and Heather Rigg). It features the piece entitled Haunting is an Act of Love, by Eleana Antonaki.

A Big Heritage with A Glorious Past presents the work of Eleana Antonaki and Marina Xenofontos in an inconclusive dialogue around the migratory experience. In their practices, both artists explore transnational feminist perspectives, honing in on the adversities of migration and strategies of settling and creating homes while in exile.

Haunting is an Act of Love is on view at 180 Shaw Street, outside Artscape Youngplace, through February to March, 2020.

Image: Eleana Antonaki, A Big Heritage with A Glorious Past, 2020. 8 x 8 foot billboard at 180 Shaw Street in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.

About the Curator(s)

ma ma

ma ma is a roving contemporary art space and collective founded in 2018 by Magdalyn Asimakis and Heather Rigg. Asimakis is a curator and writer. She has organized exhibitions and programs in Toronto and New York and her writing has been published in art magazines such as Brooklyn RailArt Papers, and Artforum as well as exhibition catalogues for the New Museum and SFMoMA. She is currently a PhD student at Queen’s University where she is studying the display of global modernisms in museums. Rigg is a writer and is Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs at Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography. Recent published essays can be found in issue 96 of esse and 142 of C Magazine.

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About the Artists

Eleana Antonaki

Eleana Antonaki is a Brooklyn-based artist. She holds an MFA from Parsons, The New School and has been a fellow at Ashkal Alwan HWP Program in Beirut and the Whitney Independent Study Program in New York. She works with a variety of media such as drawing, sculpture, textile, and video.

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