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Looking Forward/Looking Back:25 Lives 14 years later

Looking Forward/Looking Back:25 Lives 14 years later

Looking Forward/Looking Back:25 Lives 14 years later

looking forward exhibitExhibit dates: 

Friday, May 11, 2012 to Monday, June 11, 2012

Reception date & time: 

Friday, May 11, 7.30 PM
A retrospective with a twist, Looking Back / Looking Forward looks back to the first exhibition of the cLGA national portrait collection (npc) in 1998, on the 25th anniversary of the founding of The ArQuives.

Description: 

A retrospective with a twist, Looking Back / Looking Forward looks back to the first exhibition of The ArQuives national portrait collection (npc) in 1998, on
the 25th anniversary of the founding of the cLGA.  kd lang, Richard Fung, Gloria Eshkibok, Svend Robinson, Douglas Stewart and Jane Rule were among the first 25 men and women whose portraits were commissioned for inclusion in the npc. Focusing on the first 25 inductees to the npc, we now ask: where are they today, 14 years later? And we ask of the npc: how can this portrait collection continue to contribute to queer identity formation? How do practices of commemoration function to create knowledge? What responsibility should we take in authorizing a history in portraiture?
The exhibition features recent images, stories, and memories of and about the sitters. some of the original inductees will be present at the opening, as
well as one of the original co-curators, Bruce Jones.
The exhibition is sponsored in part through anonymous donations, including support for the curatorial internship held by co-curator, Jessica Parker.

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Looking Forward/Looking Back:25 Lives 14 years later

Looking Forward/Looking Back:25 Lives 14 years later

looking forward exhibitExhibit dates: 

Friday, May 11, 2012 to Monday, June 11, 2012

Reception date & time: 

Friday, May 11, 7.30 PM
A retrospective with a twist, Looking Back / Looking Forward looks back to the first exhibition of the cLGA national portrait collection (npc) in 1998, on the 25th anniversary of the founding of The ArQuives.

Description: 

A retrospective with a twist, Looking Back / Looking Forward looks back to the first exhibition of The ArQuives national portrait collection (npc) in 1998, on
the 25th anniversary of the founding of the cLGA.  kd lang, Richard Fung, Gloria Eshkibok, Svend Robinson, Douglas Stewart and Jane Rule were among the first 25 men and women whose portraits were commissioned for inclusion in the npc. Focusing on the first 25 inductees to the npc, we now ask: where are they today, 14 years later? And we ask of the npc: how can this portrait collection continue to contribute to queer identity formation? How do practices of commemoration function to create knowledge? What responsibility should we take in authorizing a history in portraiture?
The exhibition features recent images, stories, and memories of and about the sitters. some of the original inductees will be present at the opening, as
well as one of the original co-curators, Bruce Jones.
The exhibition is sponsored in part through anonymous donations, including support for the curatorial internship held by co-curator, Jessica Parker.

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Email: queeries@arquives.ca

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Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

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P.O. Box 699
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NOTE TO RESEARCHERS:

Some of our materials are stored off site. Before visiting the archives, please send us an email at queeries@arquives.ca listing in detail the topics and sources that you wish to consult and we will let you know when they will be available. We aim to respond to email inquiries within 4 business days.

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE:

As we continue our efforts to make The ArQuives more accessible, we are renovating the front of the house to add a ramp to the front entrance. Please note that there will not be any construction work done during public service hours. Should there be any disruptions affecting our access to the front door and/or work in the house during this process, we will post a notice as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we try to make The ArQuives more accessible to all. If you have any questions/concerns, please contact the Executive Director, Raegan Swanson, at executivedirector@arquives.ca


The ArQuives is located on the lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, Haudenosaunee, the Anishnaabe and the Huron-Wendat. Today, Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

The ArQuives strives to gather the stories of the unheard and silenced voices of the 2SLGBTQ+ first peoples of this land. We acknowledge that some stories have already been lost, and we aim to ensure that those that remain and those that are to come are preserved for the future.