Recalcitrants

Zulema Cardenas, La Malinche, 20 x 25 cm colour print, 2011

Jahsai Isreal Ashley, The Pretty Boy That Finished Last, 20 x 25 cm colour print, 2011

Jeff Tanaka, Axes of Tension, 25 x 20 cm colour print, 2011

Recalcitrants, Installation view at Gallery 44

Recalcitrants, Installation view at Gallery 44

Recalcitrants

Thursday, November 17, 2011 to Saturday, November 26, 2011
Opening Reception:
November 17,
6:00PM to 9:00PM
About the Exhibition: 

A collection of fierce media based works by spectrum (LGBTTQQ2SIA) youth that Remembers, Resists, Reclaims and Rebels.  

Recalcitrants is a body of photographic and video based works created with a group of 15 spectrum youth from across the Greater Toronto Area looking at intersections of identity through self-portraiture.

This exhibit was developed through OUTwords, a seven month arts and leadership program for diverse spectrum youth ready to take their healing, activism, artistic expression and community engagement to the next level. This is a free program that explores LGBT history and arts, deconstructs the roots of gender and sexuality based discrimination and considers how to build grassroots community based movements. Participants also develop skills in creative writing, performance, photography and video while learning from a variety established queer and trans artists. Participants are given several opportunities to create and exhibit their work, and to design and facilitate community engagement projects, while sharing their voice and perspectives in meaningful ways. 

Website: The People Project

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