For Centre A’s first experiential project in the new year, we will transform the gallery space into a furnished living room. Gallery visitors will have the opportunity to sit down in our makeshift living room to watch a series of curated films and videos.
By converting the gallery rooms into a (semi-)domestic space, we hope to demystify and challenge the often inaccessible, curatorial nature of a contemporary art gallery. Through this project, we intend to host a space in which visitors can reconnect with us and each other after almost two years of isolation.
There will be two series of films programmed as part of The Living Room Project: The first one, addressing reconnection, lineage, and exile, will take place from January–March 2022, and the second series will run from April–May 2022.
The film program is shaped by compounding tensions within multiculturalism pointing to intermediacy and extraction. Bringing together an array of approaches, this program contests the making of nationhoods and its discontents from sociopolitical and personal perspectives.
The second series will include works by Skawennati (The Peacemaker Returns), Richard Fung, John Greyson and Ali Kazimi (Rex vs. Singh), Jennifer Chan (Equality), Zacharias Kunuk (Angirattut (Coming Home), Lisa Steele & Kim Tomczak (The Afternoon Knows what the Morning Never Suspected).