LAUNCH PARTY:Points of Access by Whippersnapper Gallery
POINTS OF ACCESS LAUNCH PARTY
Featuring “Relationship Building” by Eshan Rafi
November 10, 8pm-1am — Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St
No cover, cheap drinks — DJ Zehra and Chantellle
Venue and washrooms fully accessible. Gender neutral washrooms will be
Relationship Building, by Eshan Rafi looks at the creative process of building relationships at the intersections of queer and racialized activist communities. On a broader scale, it explores relationship building as a strategy that counters fragmentary, uniform and divisive institutions and systems. Closer to home, it celebrates the important work we do everyday of building and sustaining relationships. The
process of building is closed to the public but the documentation will be on view for all at the launch party.
PROJECT INFO: http://whippersnapper.ca/?p=759
POINTS OF ACCESS
A series of off-site projects dealing with relationships of inclusion, participation, and permeability.
Tamara Platiša & Saša Rajšić
Presented by Whippersnapper Gallery. Curated by Maggie Flynn
Getting to the point...
To talk about accessibility is to acknowledge who is being included, and who is being left out. The Points of Access series looks critically at different understandings of accessibility. Artists Erica Brisson, David Yu, Eshan Rafi, Tamara Platiša and Saša Rajšić create scenarios in which viewers and/or participants animate relationships of inclusion/exclusion, participation, and permeability. Through these relationships, the artworks in the series address the idea of “access” in relation to political borders, queer and racialized communities, civil discourse, and public space.
Points of Access series also responds to the limitations of conventional art audiences. The entry points for the works – street interventions and person-to-person conversations – actively engage audiences beyond the art community. These are concrete alternatives for the relationship between art and audience.