A triptych of hyper-detailed images of complex fractal humanoid figures, people, in the image of religious icons.
Julius Poncelet Manapul, Whitewashed Bakla in the Presence of the Rice Queen, 2017, triptych, digital collage print. Courtesy of the artist.


THE COUNTER/SELF exhibition investigates artistic strategies of creating alter-egos to challenge hegemonic discourse and ingrained oppressive attitudes. Highlighting diasporic perspectives and counteracting socio-political constraints, these personas articulate forms of resistance or propose alternative ways of defining one’s self free of gender normative, geopolitical, or colonial impositions, constructing new narrative potentialities. In an informal tour of the exhibition, Helio Eudoro, Julius Poncelet Manapul, and Sasha Shevchenko will discuss the ways in which they position themselves in relation, confrontation, or opposition to dominant mind frames through their stand-ins and characters. Moderated by Mona Filip.

This event is free and is open to the public.


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  • Date: Sat, Mar 18, 2023
  • Time & Duration: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (EST) (2h)
  • Cost:
    • General Admission


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