Maximilian Suillerot

Blindspots @ Xspace, Jul 20

20 July 2016

Toronto artist-run centre Xspace will host Blindspots, a screening curated by Dainesha Nugent-Palache on July 20.

The six films have been selected to highlight some of the themes and discussion generated by the exhibition of the same name, which is currently on view at Xspace. The videos are created by queer diasporic artists, or artists that explore the LGBTQ experience through a diasporic lens. It features the work of Piotr Bockowski and Cristine Brache, Qila Gill, Sarah Hill, Benjamin Hunter, Kristin Li, Maximilian Suillerot and TeeJay Hayche.

Blindspots examines how LGBTQ is often “synonymous with gay-white-able-bodied-male” and instead puts the focus on “those who exist under the queer umbrella, but don’t fit under this category”.

The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A with Fan Wu, Dainesha Nugent-Palache and some of the artists in attendance.

See the Xspace website for more details.**

Cristine Brache and Piotr Bockowski, ‘Nekama’ (2014). Video. Courtesy the artists.

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