Archiving Unrest

Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton
May 10, 2019 at 10:00AM until August 16, 2019 at 04:00PM

Michael DiRisio’s Archiving Unrest will explore ways of understanding and representing forms of refusal and control, with an emphasis on events that have sought systemic change towards an egalitarian future. The exhibit will take place in Hamilton at Workers Art and Heritage Centre from May 10 to August 16, 2019, and will be animated by the following activities:

Opening reception of exhibition: May 10, 2019, 7-9 p.m.
WAHC is open Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reading Groups

An installation which consists of a large, modular structure that will house and display books about groups and gatherings, with sections that will unfold into seating. Texts will be promoted ahead of time and made available to the public in the installation and where possible online. DiRisio will initiate the first reading group on opening weekend, and the following groups/individuals will facilitate and convene different iterations:

  • Visual artist Michael DiRiso (May 11 at 2 p.m.)
  • Visual Artist, Scholar Syrus and Activist Marcus Ware (July 13 at 2 p.m.)
  • Anthony Marco of the Hamilton and District Labour Council (July 17 at 7 p.m.)
  • Writer and Artist Anthony Easton (August 14 at 7 p.m.)
  • Visual Artist Alejandro Tamayo (August 10 at 2 p.m.)
  • Three more TBC

Artists’ Dialogue:

A critical dialogue between Michael DiRisio and Dylan Miner, centred around the question of the role arts institutions play in critical mass uprisings and civil unrest, such as the Winnipeg General Strike, G20 protests, significant labour strikes etc. This will take place on June 14 at 7 p.m.

All events take place at the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton.

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Event Details

When
May 10, 2019 at 10:00AM until August 16, 2019 at 04:00PM

Where
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton