Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory & Jamie Griffiths, White Liar and the Known Shore: Frobisher and the Queen, 2021. Photography on stretched canvas, hat, flagstaff, fool’s gold. Courtesy of the artists.

Join Mona Filip for an in-depth curatorial tour examining the themes and artistic strategies in the new exhibition, THE COUNTER/SELF.


Navigating the complexities of selfhood, agency, and representation, THE COUNTER/SELF brings together a group of Indigenous and diasporic Canadian artists who create and embody imaginative alter-egos to examine, perform, and subvert identity constructs and politics. Through the use of make-up and elaborate costumes, the artists transform their own appearance and stage layered photographic, video, mixed media, and sculptural scenes that destabilize viewers’ presumed realities and points of reference to expose prejudices with regards to gender, race, ethnicity, and nationhood. Informed by personal and cultural histories entwined within the artists’ life experiences, their counter/selves advance divergent perspectives that upend deceitful national legacies and social expectations.

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  • Date: Sat, Jan 28, 2023
  • Time & Duration: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EST) (2h)
  • Cost:
    • General


  • Venue:
    Art Museum, Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House
    7 Hart House Circle,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H
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