Truposznica (Corpse Carrier)

1889 – Franciszek Wacek was born in Przysietnica in southern Poland. During World War II he fought both in the Polish army and with a partisan unit. His daughter recalls: “three times he was almost a corpse. […] they lay among corpses, playing dead.” (Personal interview, 2017). August 10th, 1942 – approximately one thousand Jews […]

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October 3rd, “Tactless: touching Holocaust memory” a curatorial experiment and workshop

WORKSHOP: October 3rd, 12 – 2pm EXHIBITION OPENING: October 3rd, 5-7pm VISITING HOURS: October 4-10th Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm Tactless: touching Holocaust memory is a curatorial experiment and workshop comprising “moments” in Holocaust remembering. The project will explore how powerful memories transform, break down, and are reformulated – in awkward, yet potentially emancipatory […]

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Blackness and Experience in Two Canadian Establishment Museums: Critical Reflections

By Sally Hough, Research Assistant (Beyond Museum Walls) How does one experience an establishment museum? What are the subject positions of people working in and visiting museums? What are the complexities related to inclusion in establishment museums? Can contemporary art disrupt stereotypes of Blackness and Canada’s claim to innocence with regard to race and racism?  Museum […]

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April 20th, 6pm: “CALLEJERA” a multi-media performance by Jose Richard Aviles

“not built, only implied, and usually invisible . . . useless, amoral and sensual space that lives only in and for experience.” — Aaron Betsky, Queer Space: Architecture and Same-Sex Desire CALLEJERA is a multi-media performance piece that explores the testimony and spatial analysis of the Queer Ethical Subject. Historically, Queer folk, especially Queer folk […]

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The research group Beyond Museum Walls has just received a SSHRC Connection grant to support a curatorial residency program at CaPSL in 2019

The Beyond Museum Walls research group will be working with two curatorial fellows, Lucas LaRochelle and Abood Hamad, to develop their research topics, media, and artworks into full exhibitions that seed critical dialogues around pressing social and political issues. To introduce the first of two curatorial residents who will be working with the Beyond Museum […]

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February 1st, 12pm: “Moving Gender: the case of home museums in Israel and Germany”, a presentation by Dr. Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi.

Home museums in Israel and Germany produce a representational space in which the public figure, usually a ‘great man”, is effectively “dragged home” to the private sphere so as to make the domestic worthy of being represented in a museum. Based on three years of ethnographic research in nine such museums (four in Israel and […]

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Call for Exhibition Proposals

Concordia-based research team seeks two Fellows-in-Residence to develop public exhibitions on contemporary social and political issues. (Version Français)   Submission Deadline: September 21, 2018 Interviews: October 1 – 5. 2018 Applicants chosen for interviews may be asked to provide more detailed project descriptions. Resident selection: October 12, 2018   WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR: The Concordia-based research […]

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Appel de projets d’exposition

Le groupe de chercheurs établi à Concordia recherche deux commissaires en résidence pour développer des expositions publiques sur des problématiques sociales et politiques contemporaines. NOUS RECHERCHONS L’équipe de recherche Beyond Museum Walls offre deux résidences de commissariat d’exposition (Février 2019 – Avril 2019, Août – Octobre 2019) à des chercheurs, artistes, commissaires et étudiants intéressés […]

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(Blog) “Visual Footnotes: An immersive strategy to present and encourage reflections about research journeys”

By María Juliana Angarita . . .  The specially conceived exhibit titled “Visual Footnotes: Counter Memories and Art from a Fractured Past in Post-Conflict Peru” displayed multiple sources and items collected by the author over her 16 years of research. The corpus of primary sources on display embodied several of the footnotes in Milton’s publications. […]

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