Tout-Monde: Markham

On view September 14, 2019 to January 5, 2020

Annette Mangaard, Come Into my Kitchen, 2019, Still from 4K video, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

About the Exhibition

Andrew Chung, Annette Mangaard, Julieta Maria, Calyx Passailaigue, Roberto Santaguida, Alice Shin

Tout-Monde: Markham seeks to engage with the delicate, yet timely discourse about encountering and representing the other. The project is inspired by the ideas of Martiniquais poet and philosopher Edouard Glissant (1928 – 2011). Building on his in-depth explorations of the history of slavery, and of créolisation, Glissant imagined le Tout-Monde (“the whole-world”) where “relationships between two or more identities that are masters to themselves, would rely on changing by exchanging.”

With its diverse communities, Markham offers an interesting context within which to explore Glissant’s ideas. Six artists working with film were commissioned to engage with community members from backgrounds different from their own, thus stimulating the exploration of various means of perception and interaction with others. Ultimately, this project aims to generate a series of personal or collective encounters between artists and communities, as well as between neighbours, between friends and between strangers.

The artworks presented in the exhibition Tout-Monde: Markham are commissioned by Elegoa Cultural Productions with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, New Chapter Program, in partnership with the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) and the Varley Art Gallery of Markham.

Curated by Catherine Sicot and Anik Glaude

Image: Annette Mangaard, Come Into my Kitchen, 2019, Still from 4K video, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

Learn more about Edouard Glissant

Opening Night

Saturday, September 14, 2019
7 to 9 PM
Free Admission

Join us to celebrate the opening of the Varley Art Gallery of Markham’s fall exhibition, Tout-Monde: Markham. The exhibition will be celebrated with a panel discussion and light refreshments. More details to come, follow us on social media for event updates.


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