Mnemonic silences, disappearing acts

When and Where

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Jackman Humanities Insitute
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8


You're invited to the opening of JHI's 2023-24 Art Exhibition!

Join us on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm for a reception with curator, Master of Visual Studies in Curatorial Studies graduate student Dallas Fellini. The exhibition includes works by Kasra Jalilipour, Jordan King, Kama La Mackerel, Hazel Meyer and Cait McKinney,  and Lan “Florence” Yee.

Mnemonic silences, disappearing acts explores the marginalized queer and trans archive, highlighting the surveillance, erasure, and censorship that shape histories. Through modes of fiction-making, critical imagining, and revisionism, the exhibition proposes strategies for a future of queer and trans history-making that challenges oppressive narratives and fills the gaps in the archive.

Mnemonic silences, disappearing acts is a co-production of the Art Museum and the Jackman Humanities Institute. We are grateful for the contributions of the Art Museum, both financial and in-kind, through the contribution of expertise, planning and implementation.

For more information about the exhibition, visit our Art at the JHI web page.

Jordan King, Untitled, 2020. Polaroid, 3.5" x 4.5". Photo courtesy of the artist. 



Jackman Humanities Institute, Art Museum


170 St George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8