Presented by Gardiner Museum
July 11 - September 04, 2019
111 Queen's Park
This event is Accessible.
This event is Family Friendly.
This question posed by author and social justice facilitator adrienne maree brown addresses how pleasure has emerged within community organizing circles as an important part of collective healing and social change. For brown—who builds on the work of Black feminist thinker Audre Lorde and science fiction novelist Ursula K. Le Guin—justice and pleasure need to co-exist as counterpoints to calling out, gaslighting, exhaustion, and burnout. In contemporary ceramics, female artists like Arlene Shechet and Simone Leigh are using clay to explore pleasure, beauty, and self-care.
Community Arts Space: What we long for showcases four public projects that engage with community healing, survival tools, transformative justice, the gaps between community and institutional memory, and how craft creates opportunities for acknowledgment and action.
Access to all projects and their supporting public programs is free.