About the exhibition:
behind the curtain interrogates the overt and covert censorship that 2SLGBTQIA+ artists face through institutions, organizations or social media. Through text, video and installation, Beck G-Osborne, Maddie Alexander, Wren Tian-Morris and Dana Buzzee speak to instances of refusal by institutions and the vulnerabilities of sharing their embodied experiences.
behind the curtain is an exhibition that seeks to create an exchange about experiences that happen often within institutional spaces, where works that are deemed “obscene” are pushed behind a curtain or removed altogether rather than allowing a potentially difficult dialogue to occur. The artists in this exhibition interrogate their own feelings regarding censorship from organizations or institutions, while also unpacking instances of their own self censorship.
Morgan Sears-Williams is an interdisciplinary artist and holds a BFA in Photography from OCAD University. She is interested in experimenting with image making, installation, publications, and mixed media works. Her practice often explores larger themes of feminist queer histories, collective memory and questioning institutional archiving practices.
behind the curtain
The Art of Being Queer