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No Exaggerations: Justin Langlois and Hiba Abdallah in conversation

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Join exhibiting artist Justin Langlois in conversation with artist Hiba Abdallah as they discuss Justin’s new exhibition No Exaggerations. They will reflect on the role of text and language in their artworks and the limits and possibilities of creating socially engaged work. Framed by the ongoing context of COVID-19, Justin and Hiba will also explore some of the big questions many artists and cultural workers are asking themselves: why make art now? Who am I making art for? And, what role can art play in uncertain times?

Pre-registration is required for this free online event. Please pre-register HERE.


Justin Langlois is an artist, writer, and educator. His practice explores social and pedagogical forms through text-based works, long-term participatory projects, and public installations. His work has been presented at the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Toronto), Conflux New York, Nuit Blanche (Toronto), Creative Time Summit (Venice), Open Engagement (Pittsburgh), CAFKA (Kitchener), Art Souterrain (Montreal), Art Moves (Poland), Manif D’art Biennial (Quebec City), along with galleries and artist-run centres across Canada. He is an Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and lives and works as an uninvited guest on unceded Coast Salish Territory in Vancouver, Canada.

Hiba Abdallah is a text-based artist who frequently works with others. Her practice explores the structural legacies and futures of cities by researching the intersections of hospitality, agitation, and disagreement as productive frameworks for re-imagining public agency. She has created work across media—from public interventions to community projects, gallery exhibitions, and publications. Her recent exhibitions and public projects include 100 years then and hereafter at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Everything I Wanted to Tell You for Nuit Blanche Scarborough, Rehearsing Disagreement for MOCA Toronto and A List of Antagonisms for the CAFKA Biennial in Kitchener, ON. She currently lives and works as an uninvited guest on the traditional land of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga’s of the Credit River.


WAHC wishes to acknowledge the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Hamilton, the Province of Ontario, CUPE, the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario, and the Canada Council for the Arts for their support of our exhibitions and ancillary programs.

For more information, please contact Sonali Menezes, Programming and Exhibitions Specialist, at (905) 522-3003 ex. 29 or sonali@wahc-museum.ca.

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