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Curated by Justin Ducharme in collaboration with the artist, this year’s Vancouver Queer Film Festival offers a pop-up exhibit featuring new and retrospective works from artist Zachery Longboy.

Longboy is from Churchill, Manitoba and is of Sayisi Dene lineage. This new and retrospective collection continues the artists’ exploration within a fractured cultural experience through deeply felt layered videos, paintings and archival film.

The exhibit has been held over until September 14.

69 Positions: the Queer Canadian and Québec Archive in Film and Beyond

May 14 – Aug 17 | with VIVO Media Arts and Vancouver Queer Film Festival 

The west coast stop of Queer Media Database Canada-Québec Project’s touring exhibition series, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Omnibus which legalized same-sex sexual activities. In partnership with VIVO and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, and located at SUM Gallery.

Relational rEvolutions

Mon Jun 17 – Wed Jun 26 | Visual Art Exhibition | 

Guest curator Elwood Jimmy

We often think of revolution in relation to ways of knowing, but we rarely think about revolution in relation to our colonial habits of being – how our habits are dependent on, maintained and enabled by colonization. A revolution of being is not about what we say, how we look, how we perform, or how we trade in the different economies of colonial modernity. A revolution of being invites us to change our desires, our hopes, how we hope, how we sense, how we love, and above all, regenerate and recalibrate our relationships with each other, with the land, with time, with form and with space. In this recalibration of being, time and revolution are not linear. A radically different and tender way of being is necessary to face the violence on particular bodies – the human and non-human – that keep colonial systems in place, and to not lose sight of what we do not want to see. It is the cultivation and maintenance of practices – artistic, spiritual, life – that gesture towards a reimagining of a different way of being, of sitting with the complexities that we collectively face in an increasingly polarized world. In this exhibition, we look towards practices and processes that move towards generative ways of being. – Curator Elwood Jimmy

Submissions are open for the 2019 Pride in Art Community Show

** SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN**

This open visual art exhibition honours our founder, Two-Spirit artist Robbie Hong and 20 years of Pride in Art.

Where: Great Hall of the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre
When: June 18 – June 26, 2019.
Submission deadline: April 25 or until space is filled. Please allow minimum 2 weeks for a response.

Artwork for this show doesn’t need to fit the festival theme.

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Art Party!

Tue Jun 18 | 7pm | Free
Gala Opening Reception

Join us for the Queer Arts Festival’s opening Art Party!, where art and conviviality converge at the grand opening.

Art Party! marks the opening night of QAF’s curated exhibition, Relational rEvolutions, curated by Elwood Jimmy; the Pride in Art Community Exhibition; and is the kick off for the incredible exhibitions, performances, and Satellite Academy outreach initiatives that make up the Queer Arts Festival.

Our opening night galas are one of Vancouver’s best attended visual arts events, making this a party you don’t want to miss!

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