Articles of Faith ExhibitionPosted on: Sep 22, 2021
Articles of Faith brings together artworks that explore how faith tethers us, often through ancestral practices, and whether or not we choose it. Featuring the works of Borys Tarasenko, Emmanuel Osahor, Olivia Johnston, and Thirza Cuthand, this exhibition demonstrates the omnipresence of faith practices that at once provide us a deeply historical visual language to describe sacredness where it is often neglected, while also colluding with colonialism and other systems of oppression.
Articles of Faith is informed by the experiences artists shared with curator Carolyn Jervis and sociologist Dr. Robin Willey in interviews conducted as part of a four year multi-sited ethnographic research project that explores relationships between art and faith.
This exhibition and research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, MacEwan University, and Concordia University of Edmonton.