A series of off-site projects dealing with relationships of inclusion, participation, and permeability. Curated by Maggie Flynn for Whippersnapper Gallery
Points of Access Launch Party
Featuring “Relationship Building” by Eshan Rafi
No cover, cheap drinks — DJ Zehra and Chantellle
November 10, 8pm-1am
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St
Venue and washrooms fully accessible.
Gender neutral washrooms will be available.
Getting to the point…
To talk about accessibility is to acknowledge who is being included, and who is being left out. Points of Access looks critically at different understandings of accessibility.
Erica Brisson, David Yu, Eshan Rafi, Tamara Platiša and Saša Rajšić create scenarios in which viewers and/or participants animate relationships of inclusion/exclusion, participation, and permeability. Through these relationships, the artists address the idea of “access” in relation to political borders, queer and racialized communities, civil discourse, and public space.
The Point of Access series also responds to the limitations of conventional art audiences. The entry points for the works – street interventions and person-to-person conversations – actively engage audiences beyond the art community. These are concrete alternatives for the relationship between art and audience.
Events in the series:
Relationship Building, Eshan Rafi
November 10th, Open to public 8pm-1am
Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St.
Commentator V_2, David Yu
November 24, 2-4pm
Location will not be disclosed publicly. A limited number of observers may receive location info – email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Wall to Wall, Tamara Platiša and Saša Rajšić
November 24, 5pm-5am
North-West corner of Queen & Dufferin
Everything Needs to Change, Erica Brisson
Followed by: Panel Discussion featuring Erica Brisson, Eshan Rafi, and David Yu
Moderated by Maggie Flynn
November 29, 6pm
Committee Room #3, Toronto City Hall