Montréal Monochrome VI: Sanctuary City?  Khadija Baker EMILIA-AMALIA Naghmeh Sharifi Shellie Zhang Chloe Cavis-Haie Artists' Bloc of the Immigrant Workers' Centre wyïśya
03 May 2018 to 05 May 2018

Montreal Monochrome VI: Sanctuary City?

May 3 - 5, 2018

articule (262 Fairmount Ouest)

Free (voluntary donations welcome)

Open to the public

In January and August of 2017, the former mayor of “Montréal” Denis Coderre, declared: “Montreal is a ‘Sanctuary City,’ and proud to be one.” However, if “Montréal” was a sanctuary city in the true sense of the term, its elected officials would have already enacted a series of actions guaranteeing the security of refugees, most notably by stopping the collaboration between the police service (SPVM) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to transmit information. Up to date, nothing has indicated that they have had such intentions.

Montréal Monochrome is an annual event which aims to address the mis- and under-representation and systemic oppression of marginalized groups in Montréal’s contemporary art milieu. The event works toward imagining and nurturing new and existing bonds, solidarities and friendships between Indigenous artists, thinkers and cultural workers and their racialized allies. This sixth edition of Montréal Monochrome wishes to explore the different meanings and socio-political ramifications that the concept of “sanctuary city” includes or suggests, especially if it is used to speak to notions of an unceded Indigenous territory. What does the city of “Montréal” represent for its inhabitants? A land of opportunity or the continuation of a colonial project? If not a sanctuary for its inhabitants, how can the city generate its own safe spaces? How do people belonging to marginalized communities develop their own survival strategies, self-protection, and self-care? The projects of this sixth edition speak to themes of sanctuary city, the sacred, the colonial project of Canada, and the right of peoples to self-determination.

articule’s Fabulous Committee’s mandate is to develop anti-oppression strategies to make the centre more inclusive and culturally diverse. This includes the artists we present through our programming as well as our internal structure (members, board, staff).

articule’s gallery and washrooms are partially wheelchair accessible. If you have questions, require childcare, or have any other specific needs, please call us at 514-842-9686 or contact outreach@articule.org with advanced notice.

articule thanks our partner Programme Montréal Interculturel (PMI).

Thursday May 3

8 PM Birds Crossing Borders, Khadija Baker, interactive presentation

Friday May 4

3 PM Letter Writing with EMILIA-AMALIA, letter writing workshop

6 PM Q+A, Naghmeh Sharifi

7 PM Shellie Zhang, meal & artist talk

Saturday May 5

11 AM Making and Unmaking, Chloe Cavis-Haie, oundtable & artistic intervention // This event is a closed space for Black people.

2 PM #adaywithoutimmigrants organized by Artists' Bloc of the Immigrant Workers' Centre, panel

7:30 PM inter-being, wyïśya, interactive presentation

 

Discussion and Workshops  

Participating Artists: Khadija Baker EMILIA-AMALIA Naghmeh Sharifi Shellie Zhang Chloe Cavis-Haie Artists' Bloc of the Immigrant Workers' Centre wyïśya
Curator(s):
Credits: LOKI, 2018    
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