Artworx•TO HUB WEST
Exhibition 2 – February 16 – May 29, 2022
ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022 will celebrate Toronto’s exceptional public art collection and the creative community behind it.
Working closely with artists and Toronto’s arts institutions, ArtworxTO will deliver major public art projects and commissions, citywide from Fall 2021 to Fall 2022. Supporting local artists and new artworks that reflect Toronto’s diversity, ArtworxTO is creating more opportunities for citizens to engage with art in their everyday lives. This September, the City of Toronto invites the public to discover creativity and community-everywhere.
Visit artworxTO.ca for full details.
The Cloverdale Common is a west end focal point where creative communities are catalysts for neighbourhood transformation. Pass through this year for interactive installations and multimedia exhibition HOME(LAND) curated by Claudia Arana; digital arts experiences using Virtual and Augmented Reality with Arts Etobicoke, and a community-engaged online project by Farrah Miranda with Lakeshore Arts.
Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
About the Exhibition:
HOME(LAND) is a multimedia exhibition series that examines how concepts of land and its different natural elements intersect and dialogue with the fluid, and shifting characteristics of identity, kinship, belonging and home across and between races regions, cultures and nations.
Current Exhibition: February 16 to May 29, 2022
HOME(LAND): Terra Firma, the second of the series, explores the earth as a powerful natural element that connects us to the land, the territory that we inhabit and where we build the fabric of our home. The selected works tackle ideas of bio-politics, environmental governance, cultural borders, social displacement, and erasure from a perspective of individual resilience, community resistance and participation.
Rooted in observation and interaction with natural landscapes, the selected works examine notions of identity and kinship and their interconnected and inextricable systems existing with the element of the earth, the land, and all living things.
HOME(LAND) programming considers the possibility of opening diaspora discourses from a perspective of reconciliation where artists from different backgrounds and Indigenous peoples can share their experiences and commonalities in relationship to the land, as it encompasses a deep sense of community, spirituality, and identity for both.
About the Curator:
Claudia Arana is an independent curator, arts administrator, and cultural connector whose practice constructs virtual and physical artistic platforms to promote the inclusion of diverse artistic and cultural perspectives. In exploring notions of memory, racialization and global migration, she aims to bring forward socially and politically viable artistic practices through engaging curated physical and digital experiences.