curated by Abisola Oni
January 12 - February 28, 2022 on TOAF.ca.
BEING+ explores the nexus between the experience of the individual and the objective social and cultural forces that bind this experience.
Simone De Beauvoir recognizes the ambiguity of the human experience which suggests we are both subjects who act, and objects who are acted upon, constrained by our physical limits, social barriers, and the political powers of others (The Ethics of Ambiguity, pp.7-34). BEING+ similarly considers the variable states of selfhood and complicates the rigidity of subject-object relations.
The affirmation of ambiguity brings all of humanity to a shared junction, and this exhibition to the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair in January 2022.