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Lire la romance – Lune Wagner

Il est parfois reproché à la romance de perpétuer des stéréotypes misogynes comme la glorification de la féminité (au désavantage de l’esprit, de l’intelligence ou de l’humour), ou bien la soumission des femmes dans les scènes érotiques. Alors, pourquoi lire la romance lorsqu’elle semble participer à l’enracinement d’une société sexiste  ? 

Study of a Dream – Gazelle Bastan

Study of a Dream documents my personal experience of being creatively inspired by a recurring dream. While painting, I felt like I was almost meditatively probing into this dream, reimagining it in deeper detail in order to depict it visually. The Persian carpet motifs in this piece are based on my own lived experience and interpretation of Persian social traditions and stereotypes.

Women I love in their Bedrooms – Magali Bélair-Boileau

Magali Bélair-Boileau is a Montreal-based artist, born in 1998, who is currently pursuing a BFA in Painting and Drawing at Concordia University. She is interested in the domestic environment, specifically the symbolic meaning embedded in the objects that surround and occupy a place in our lives as well as the relationship we develop with them. Through her painted portraits, Bélair-Boileau creates visual testimonies of people’s interpersonal relationships and bonds with their personal space.

Le Lin, 不要泄露或隐瞒我 / don’t reveal or conceal me

Back in 2017, I dedicated a month to myself. I screen-printed 6 blank shirts with the words “不要泄露或隐瞒我 / don’t reveal or conceal me” and wore them every day throughout that month. This project reflected the places my mind was going to – places of internalized gender disorientation and of navigating the performative aspects of walking through the world in a Chinese queer/trans body.

Taking the Spotlight: A Conversation with Journalist Wendy Lu – Meera Raman

Wendy Lu was destined to become a writer. “I have always wanted to be a journalist,” she said over Zoom, with a smile on her face. “I was on the newspaper back in high school and middle school and before that, when I was very little, I created my own neighbourhood newspaper. It was just something that I always wanted to do, mainly because I loved writing.”

Parlons punk ? – Lune Wagner

Prends un café et ton imagination, je t’emmène à Olympia, capitale de l’État de Washington. On est dans les années 70 lorsqu’un nouveau campus pointe le bout de son pavillon : l’université publique d’Evergreen.

Michelle Caron-Pawlowsky, Lovestuff, 2018–

Lovestuff is a series that explores what we choose to keep from past relationships, romantic or otherwise. Subjects are asked to select something they have kept from a past relationship and write a note about what they have chosen, the memory associated with it, or the relationship itself. Through these images, the viewer is offered an intimate look into the subjects’ experiences of love, loss, and healing.

A Conversation with Tattoo Artist Rosa Laura – Meera Raman

“I lost complete control of the message I was trying to send.” 32-year-old, New York-based tattoo artist Rosa Laura posted a five-minute video on their Instagram page, not knowing it would garner worldwide attention and more than 2 million views.

Cheville, – Sophia Borowska & Teresa Dorey

In a basement with limestone walls whose surfaces chip and crumble and where new dust makes an appearance each day, Sophia Borowska and Teresa Dorey present sculptures that pose visceral questions and address the body’s memory.

With Pulp – Michelle Caron-Pawlowsky

With Pulp is an ongoing body of work informed by queer ecology, a theory that considers environmental studies and queer theory to be deeply interconnected, as both deal with issues of binaries, dualisms, and intimacies between living beings.