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December 4, 2020

In Place of Sight

School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University

Hannah Campbell, Forsythia, 2020. Polaroid photo. Xinyue Liu, Reflections, 2020. Digital photo. Design: Ghinwa Yassine. Courtesy the artists.

Caitlin Almond, Hannah Campbell, Xinyue Liu, Jennifer Tham, and Ghinwa Yassine

This exhibition presents the work of graduating MFA candidates in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University: Caitlin Almond, Hannah Campbell, Xinyue Liu, Jennifer Tham, and Ghinwa Yassine.

In Place of Sight offers a multi-modal meditation on in/visibility. As portals to an altered time and space, the artists’ poetic interventions take the form of installation, painting, drawing, photography, sound, and video. Combining distinct practices and process-based research, the exhibition examines notions of silence, concealment, erasure, embodiment, and the felt. Cumulatively, these works set in motion contradictory assumptions about place: the physical, the historical and the emotional.

As each artist explores within their work an unfolding of hidden narratives contained within place(s), it is imperative to acknowledge how these projects have been created on the the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations. There are no treaties on these lands, and the implication of settler-colonial violence, both visible and hidden, continues today in many different forms of ongoing dispossession. To live and make work within these lands, one must confront and take action against both the historical and continued forms of colonial violence, and their present repercussions.

The exhibition of a graduating project represents the culmination of a candidate's studies, and is presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts.

Presented with SFU Galleries.

Due to COVID-19, In Place of Sight will be presented online. Please visit the Audain Gallery website for more information.

Workshop: Writing with KickQueen with Ghinwa Yassine
Saturday, December 12, 2–4pm, presented on Zoom
This workshop is free but space is limited. Please contact info [​at​] ghinwayassine.com to register. Following a short presentation about her artwork KickQueen, Yassine will lead an embodied writing workshop where participants will be invited to write with and to their own sense memories, in response to gestural and vocal prompts.

Our facilities are currently closed to the public in accordance with SFU's Safety Guidelines under the H1 Impact Scale. If you have any questions, please contact us at audiangallery [​at​] sfu.ca.

The School for the Contemporary Arts recognizes that we are on the unceded and occupied territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

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