Yonder

Exploring themes of intercultural translation, displacement and identity construction, twenty Canadian artists from diverse cultural backgrounds examine the immigrant condition through recent and new works in a variety of media, including site-specific installations developed for this exhibition. Moving from an investigation of subjective inquiries to larger questions and shared experiences, Yonder invites reflection on the dislocations and adaptations triggered by the complex decision to uproot oneself and cross borders.

Featuring: Sarindar Dhaliwal, Brendan Fernandes, Rafael Goldchain, Jérôme Havre, Luis Jacob, Esmond Lee, Julius Poncelet Manapul, Sanaz and Mani Mazinani, Divya Mehra, Zinnia Naqvi, José Luis Torres, 2Fik, Blue Republic, Diana Yoo, Jinny Yu, Z’otz* Collective

September 21 to November 27, 2016
Koffler Gallery & Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street
Curators: Matthew Brower and Mona Filip

Lead Exhibition Sponsor: Partners in Art.
Additional Support: Circuit Gallery and Faculty of Information, University of Toronto.

FALL OPENING RECEPTION: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 6 – 9 PM | FREE

PERFORMANCE BY 2FIK: My Name is Ludmilla-Mary
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 5:30–6:30 PM | FREE
Performance starts in Trinity-Bellwoods Park and leads back to the Koffler Gallery
At the crossroads between art, politics and fashion runway, 2Fik’s performance as Ludmilla-Mary, his gender-bending character sporting a hijab and a beard, invites viewers to confront their apprehensions and preconceived ideas. Challenging both cultural and gender stereotypes, Ludmilla-Mary walks and poses silently through public spaces while displaying messages on an iPad that raise questions about difference and otherness.

ARTIST-LED EXHIBITION TOUR:
Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 2 PM | FREE
Join us on a tour through Yonder led by with the artists featured in the exhibition.

Image: 2Fik, Commute M (detail), 2015.