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Queering Space

Queering Space

Queering Space

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Exhibit dates:

Saturday, June 20, 2015 to Sunday, September 13, 2015

Reception date & time:

Saturday, June 20th 7:00 pm

Description:
Presented by The ArQuives in partnership with Nuit Rose, Queering Space invites celebrated Canadian queer artists to create contemporary multidisciplinary responses to The ArQuives’s historical collection, reigniting its relevance while exploring the evolution of queer sites across space and time.

The transformation of queer spaces throughout history from fugitive, protective interiors like dimly lit bathhouses and bars to publicly visible sites of resistance, protest and pride mimics the trajectory of architecture as a whole. The ever-increasing transparency and reflectivity of contemporary construction materials like glass and chrome facilitate visibility, openness and self-awareness, eliminating the necessary opacity of yesterday’s brick and mortar barriers and dismantling the threshold between the “inside” and the “outside”.

Employing tools for the navigation of space and place –including maps, floor plans, street signage, door keys, postcards, scale models, and architectural elements– Queering Space encourages viewers to enter in and explore the spaces –at once private and public, local and global, indoor and outdoor, physical and digital– where LGBTQ+ histories continue to unfold.

Featured artists include:

Joey Bruni
Paul Dotey
Margaret Flood
Grant Heaps
Raymond Helkio & Rolyn Chambers
April Hickox
Kean OBrien
Dimitri Papatheodorou
Jade Rude
Flavio Trevisan
Pearl Van Geest
Yshia Wallace
Johannes Zits

 

Curated by James Fowler and Sarah Munro

Youtube video:

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Queering Space

Queering Space

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Exhibit dates:

Saturday, June 20, 2015 to Sunday, September 13, 2015

Reception date & time:

Saturday, June 20th 7:00 pm

Description:
Presented by The ArQuives in partnership with Nuit Rose, Queering Space invites celebrated Canadian queer artists to create contemporary multidisciplinary responses to The ArQuives’s historical collection, reigniting its relevance while exploring the evolution of queer sites across space and time.

The transformation of queer spaces throughout history from fugitive, protective interiors like dimly lit bathhouses and bars to publicly visible sites of resistance, protest and pride mimics the trajectory of architecture as a whole. The ever-increasing transparency and reflectivity of contemporary construction materials like glass and chrome facilitate visibility, openness and self-awareness, eliminating the necessary opacity of yesterday’s brick and mortar barriers and dismantling the threshold between the “inside” and the “outside”.

Employing tools for the navigation of space and place –including maps, floor plans, street signage, door keys, postcards, scale models, and architectural elements– Queering Space encourages viewers to enter in and explore the spaces –at once private and public, local and global, indoor and outdoor, physical and digital– where LGBTQ+ histories continue to unfold.

Featured artists include:

Joey Bruni
Paul Dotey
Margaret Flood
Grant Heaps
Raymond Helkio & Rolyn Chambers
April Hickox
Kean OBrien
Dimitri Papatheodorou
Jade Rude
Flavio Trevisan
Pearl Van Geest
Yshia Wallace
Johannes Zits

 

Curated by James Fowler and Sarah Munro

Youtube video:

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

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CONTACT US


Telephone: 416-777-2755
Email: queeries@arquives.ca

Street Address:
34 Isabella Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

Mailing Address:
The ArQuives
P.O. Box 699
663A Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1Z9

PUBLIC HOURS

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday

Please note that The ArQuives offices will be closed for winter holidays from December 21, 2019 to January 6, 2020. We will resume normal hours on January 7, 2020. All reference requests made to queeries@arquives.ca after December 12, 2019 will be answered in January 2020.

NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:

Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@arquives.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.


The ArQuives is located on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The ArQuives strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.

The ArQuives has an access ramp to the front door and a lift from the first floor to the second floor. There are volunteers available to operate the lift. 

 There is an accessible washroom on the first floor. All washrooms are gender-neutral. 

 The ArQuives is a scent-free environment. 

 Please contact The ArQuives if you have any specific questions about accessibility that we can help with at queeries@arquives.ca.