All ages welcome
Free with admission (no registration required)
Hiba Abdallah and Justin Langlois welcome visitors to a collective newspaper reading activity. Visitors will work with the artists to scroll through current newspaper articles and highlighting headlines, quotes, and arguments they disagree with. The exercise will emphasise how points of disagreement with representations of the world around us can be a catalyst for meaningful conversations.
Hiba Abdallah and Justin Langlois’s Rehearsing Disagreement is the first project in MOCA’s Art in Use series on MOCA’s Floor 4. The project is comprised of four participatory works that explore disagreement and conflict through the lens of art and within the structure of the museum. Inviting visitors to share their lived experiences, the artists present the argument that co-existing in difference is a generative part of our civic responsibility.
As an extension to their project a weekend program, features participatory activities, talks, and workshops that frame the question: how does disagreement play a useful role in our everyday? By identifying the positive effects of differences, participants can develop the skill of agreeing to disagree.
Hiba Abdallah is a text-based artist who often works with others to develop public installations, projects, and exhibitions about the narratives of place. Abdallah’s work cultivates a playful yet reverent sense of community that seeks to foster collective public imagination.
Justin Langlois is an artist, organizer, and currently an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Integrated Learning in the Faculty of Culture + Community at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. His practice explores collaborative structures, critical pedagogy, and custodial frameworks as tools for gathering, learning, and making.
MOCA Toronto is a barrier-free and accessible museum for all. We are located on the first five floors of the Tower Automotive Building, with elevators serving each floor. The museum has wheelchair and stroller parking as well as two walkers and wheelchairs available onsite for use. If you have other needs we should know about, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time to make any arrangements.
Sunday, October 14
158 Sterling Road, Toronto, Ontario