Happening: Bâches Bleues Against Harm Workshop with Sheena Hoszko (POSTPONED)

Free admission
Date and time
Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 1 PM to 5 PM

For reasons beyond our control, we regret to inform you that the Happening event with Sheena Hoszko will be postponed at a later date in Spring 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you very much for your understanding.

On the last day of our current exhibitions, Sheena Hoszko and our Education and Public Engagement team invite you to a Happening on March 15, 2020, from 1 to 5 PM.

On this occasion, we will offer a guided visit of our exhibitions Eva & Franco Mattes: What Has Been Seen and Phil Collins, as well as a special version of the art workshop Bâches Bleues Against Harm. This workshop was created by Sheena Hoszko in collaboration with our team.

Bâches Bleues Against Harm is grounded in the sculptural materiality of blue plastic tarps: provisional, protective, repellent. Through individual and group actions involving these tarps, we will examine how we interact with ourselves and the people around us when harm occurs. What do we do when we are harmed? What do we do when we cause harm? How do we take care of one another?

Bâches Bleues Against Harm is rooted in conversations on the history of prisons in so-called Quebec and Canada. More specifically, we will engage with the histories and concepts of prison abolition—past, present, and future—with the aim of mapping out and seeking to enact a less carceral, less punitive world.

To take part in our Happening, we invite you to book your spot by contacting us at [email protected] or 514 866-6767 ext. 4219.

1 PM Guided Visits
3 PM Art Workshop with Sheena Hoszko

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Sheena Hoszko
Sheena Hoszko is a sculptor, anti-prison organizer, and Polish settler living and working in Tio'tia:ke / Mooniyang / Montréal. Her art practice examines the power dynamics of geographic, architectural, and psychological sites, and is informed by her family’s experiences with incarceration, the military, and mental illness. Selected exhibitions include Centre Clark and La Centrale (Montreal), A Space (Toronto), Artspace (Peterborough), The New Gallery (Calgary), Blackwood Gallery (Mississauga), and La Ferme du Buisson (Paris). Hoszko presented at the Queens Museum (NYC) as part of Open Engagement. Her writing has appeared in MICE Magazine and within Free Inside: The Life and Work of Peter Collins, published by Ad Astra Comix.

Bâches Bleues Against Harm
An art workshop designed by Sheena Hoszko and the Phi Foundation’s Education and Public Engagement team
Photo: Richard-Max Tremblay

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