The Union Gallery Bookshelf Selection Project: Representation as Manifold
April 29-May 31st, 2016
Curated by Ellyn Walker
What are the different ways that one can represent the self? Likewise, what are the distinct ways in which place can be signified? These questions of self-representation and place-making, particularly, in relation to each other, point to unique modes of engagement that hold cultural specificity. This two-part installation proposes diverse representational practices as a way to evidence both the need and importance of engaging with multiple perspectives and voices at once - a curatorial strategy that allows for spaces of contestation and, thus, critical diversity.
Ellyn Walker is a writer and curator based between Toronto and Kingston. Her work is informed by critical art history, Indigenous-Settler studies and anti-racist methodologies, and focuses on the politics of cross-cultural work within representative and collaborative arts practices. She is currently a PhD student in the Cultural Studies program at Queen’s University, where she also works as the Research & Programming Assistant at Union Gallery.