What I want you to see is this…

A group exhibition providing a glimpse into the lives of students.

NOV 21, 2022 – JAN. 15, 2023
(pause: Dec. 10 – Jan. 3)

Opening Reception: Nov. 25 from 4 – 7 p.m.
Hallway gallery, adjacent to the MIW Theatre

If you had 2-3 minutes, and you wanted an audience to know what it was like, in 2022, to be you, as a student, what would you say/display? What demands does the academic institution place on you?

Encouraged to address the challenges they encounter at university, and taking inspiration from activities interlocking various concepts, participants in Social Class and Social Conflict (Criminology, Department of Sociology, Brock University) made photos of their environment and told their stories in short audio recordings. The result are short videos exemplifying individual experiences that would otherwise go unrepresented.

The Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture invites visitors to enter a respectful space, listen to these poignant testimonials, and see what the students want us to see.

Participating artists include:

Blake Gowling
Colter Styrna
Daniel Zelazko
Emilie Oakes
Faith Westman
Gage Mitchener
Isha Brar
Lee Marie
Madelyn Sturgeon
Maeve Martin
Mary Oghene
Morgan Damery
Nicole N. Mellor
Nisha U
Noor Warraich
Sara Ourga
Zonny Boateng

and two anonymous contributors.

Curators: David Vivian, Catherine Parayre, and Miles Howe
Assistant Curator: Gertrude Brew

Museum in the Hallway / Boîte-en-valise

Museum in the Hallway / Boîte-en-valise is a rotating exhibit of material culture in two display cases situated in the east alcove on the second floor between the theatre entrances of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. The program consists of five exhibits, including objects and evidence of course outcomes and workshops delivered by special guests (including a Walker Cultural Leader for 2022-23). “Boîte-en-valise” is an expression coined by avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp to refer to the aesthetic value of collecting and assembling.

The small thematic curated exhibitions will have a duration of 4-6 weeks up to 4 months duration. The onsite program will rotate to display cases of the James Gibson Library when possible and will be amplified and celebrated in related communication pieces and image galleries posted to the STAC website.

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