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Jul 14 '22
Beginning at 7pm
Join us for a FREE celebration of two new exhibitions, Esmaa Mohamoud: To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat and Transmissions!

Check out new shows at the WAG, the evening includes DJs Wanda G & M.C. LUV, speeches from the curators, and more. For the remainder of the evening, guests can enjoy the exhibition and cash bar!

6pm | Doors Open

7pm | Remarks from Mariana Muñoz-Gomez, Curator in Residence, Transmissions and Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG-Qaumajuq Director & CEO (Eckhardt Hall)

7:30pm | Galleries are open and free to visit! Cash bar, DJs Wanda G & M.C. LUV (Galleries Level – Third floor)

To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat is a celebration of diversity and an urgent call to action around issues of racial marginalization.

Artist Esmaa Mohamoud explores the ways in which Black bodies at once appear—and yet are rendered metaphorically invisible—within the spaces they navigate. She re-examines understandings of contemporary Blackness, questioning the definitions of Blackness as a colour and shade, and/or as a societal or cultural construction.

To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat is a plea to address the inequities driving contemporary sports entertainment systems, while envisioning agency, resilience, and collective strength.

Each of us holds embodied knowledge that we access through life experience.

It may show up as emotional or bodily responses, or as connections to the world around us that are hard to describe. It is rooted in feelings and processes that happen in relation to others and in relation to the world.

The artwork in Transmissions demonstrates various processes related to this theme, including the recognition of knowledge one has within oneself, knowledge by encounter and relation, and the transference of embodied knowledge intergenerationally and within community.

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