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all our days are full of breath: a record of momentum

all our days are full of breath: a record of momentum
7 Hart House Circle, The Art Museum / Justina M. Barnicke Gallery
Time: Mar 24th, 6:00 pm End: Mar 24th, 8:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Visual Studies (UTM), Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), Architecture, Landscape, Design, 2000-
Exhibition of art; opening reception



all our days are full of breath: a record of momentum

Artists: Jessica Karuhanga and Brandy Leary

Curated by Jennifer Goodwin

at The Art Museum/ Justina M. Barnicke Gallery, University of Toronto, 7 Hart House Circle. Toronto

Dates: March 24th – April 8th, 2017

Opening Reception March 24th 6-8pm

Gallery hours- Tuesday to Saturday 12-5pm, Wednesday 12-8pm

all our days are full of breath: a record of momentum brings together two artists who foreground the body and movement as material in evolving choreographic and installation works. Jessica Karuhanga and Brandy Leary transform the gallery into a place of kinesthetic field work — part performance, part laboratory, part choreographed sculpture. The artists utilize bodies, gestures and reciprocal objects as their materials, mining personal, cultural, ancestral and corporeal archives. The exhibition looks at the gap between live performance and physical traces of its movements, drawing attention to the presence and absence of the body while considering how performance comes off the body.

The Moving Classroom

·    Audience in Residence (AIR) hosted by Anandam Dance Theatre- helping guests connect with and talk about what they see, think and feel about the exhibition through facilitated conversation in the gallery and the role of the viewer. Co-hosted by Soraya Peerbaye.  Peerbaye was a shortlisted nominee for the Gerald Lampert Award in 2010 for her poetry collection Poems for the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names,and for the Griffin Poetry Prize in 2016 for Tell: poems for a girlhood. Her other writing has included the plays Hijab and Girlwrecked. She was the Dance Officer at the Toronto Arts Council, and prior to that the Equity Officer at the Canada Council for the Arts. She is a long-time advocate for artists of colour and diasporic artistic and cultural practices.

·     Guest speaker- M. Norbese Philip- is an award winning Canadian poet, novelist, playwright, essayist and short story writer and Guggenheim fellow. In 2001 NourbeSe Philip was recognized for her work as “a revolutionary poet, writer and thinker” by the Elizabeth Fry Society of Toronto which presented her their 2001 Rebels for a Cause award . That year M. NOURBESE PHILIP was also the recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction award in the Arts. Her nominees stated:The experiences of Black women and girls are foremost in NourbeSe’s works, as are issues of belonging, language, place and location.·     

·     Panel Discussion
with key scholars, thinkers, artists, and curators- i.e.: What can dance and visual art learn from and offer each other during this paradigm shift? 

·     Curator tours- Guided tours and discussion during key moments in the gallery

ART MUSEUM link to the exhibition



Co-presented by the 30th edition of Images Festival in various locations across Toronto. Art Museum Supporters

This exhibition is produced as part of the requirements for the MVS degree in Curatorial Studies at the University of Toronto

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