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Talking Back, Otherwise

Talking Back, Otherwise
170 St. George Street, Tenth Floor
Time: Sep 16th, 4:00 pm End: Sep 16th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Humanities, Environment, Communications, Book History/Print Culture, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS)
Launch party for the JHI exhibition of art for 2015-2016

The Jackman Humanities Institute is pleased to present our exhibition of art for 2015-2016

Talking Back, Otherwise

Curated by cheyanne turions

Within the Jackman Humanities Institute's 2015-2016 research theme of Things that Matter, Talking Back, Otherwise proposes that one way that things can talk is by virtue of talking back, when they operate counter to our expectations of them, provoking our ire, desire, or surprise. By turns playful and serious, the works in Talking Back, Otherwise utilize this shifting perception of value to comment on the strictures of systems of classifications -- poking holes, making fun, resisting. In the oscillation between one way of understanding and another, a critique of the normative world is made possible.


  • Marvin Luvualu Antonio
  • Jérôme Havre
  • Maryse Larivière
  • Jennifer Rose Sciarrino
  • Nicole Kelly Westman
  • Valérie Blass
  • Bethany Collins

The exhibition will be on display and available to the public from 16 September 2015 to 30 June 2016 during normal business hours (9-5 weekdays) at the Jackman Humanities Institute.  If you plan to bring a group, please contact us beforehand at (416) 978-7015 or humanities@utoronto.ca to confirm that the space will be available, as some parts of the Institute may be in use for other activities.

This exhibition is free and open to all.

Exhibition website: https://talkingbackotherwise.wordpress.com/

Image credit:  Nicole Kelly Westman, from the series Inherited Narratives, 2014

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