ActiVisions: Trans Histories and Activism, 1970s-2010s is an exhibition, public program, and walking tour concerning the intersectional history of GTA trans people from the 1970s-2010s. ActiVisions will focus on the history of trans activism and resilience using collections from The ArQuives to help tell this history. The exhibition will highlight some of the important Trans records from The ArQuives’s collection, while the public roundtable will feature activists from Toronto. The walking tour will focus on Trans stories and history with a focus on both material and intangible heritage.
Tobaron is a visual artist who sings. Tobaron composes performances for photograph, video and site specific installation, and is also a trained vocalist in Jewish liturgical music. As a curator, Tobaron’s curatorial projects have included ‘Watch me Work:Women, Labour and Queer Economies” at BBK Köln, Germany; ‘Object Body: Unexpectedly Ecstatic’ at Studio Maya, Brooklyn: ‘Radical Drag/Transformative Performance’ in collaboration with Stefan St-Laurent at Galerie SAW Gallery, Ottawa; and the internationally touring video program ‘Topographixx: Trans in the Landscape’. In 2013, Tobaron founded The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency, as a combined curatorial, relational/live art, and sociopolitical praxis. Since 2017 Tobaron has been Trans Archive Assistant at Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, part of a collaborative team creating the Trans Archive at the largest independent LGBTQ archive in the world.
Taymah is a multimedia artist holding a BFA from OCAD university. Their research is centered on reclaiming colonial spaces and reinstating power to silenced politically and socially marginalized bodies. This focus is explored through the documentation and investigation of black, queer, and trans identities, with research taking form as documentaries, interviews, exhibitions, and community engagements.
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ActiVisions: Trans Histories and Activism, 1970s-2010s
30 Apr 2020
34 Isabella St
Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1
OPENING RECEPTION & ROUNDTABLE:
April 8, 6pm-8:30pm
April 15, 6:30pm
April 26, 1:00pm
Tue-Thurs 6:30-9pm, Fri 1-5pm
– This venue is wheelchair accessible.
– If you require any additional assistance, or require additional accommodation(s), please email email@example.com and we will do our best to accommodate.
– In case of any changes or cancellation we will notify you via email well in advance.
– Video and photography will be taken at this event.
* Guide dogs are welcome on the walking tours only.