Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sarah Anne Johnson - Hospital Hallway at Arsenal Toronto, RSVP Space is Limited

Sarah Anne Johnson - Hospital Hallway at Arsenal Toronto

Arsenal Toronto
From 19 March to 16 April 2016

A stark continuation of her award-wining series House on Fire (2009), Winnipeg-based artist Sarah Anne Johnson returns to her maternal family’s story through a new series of performance-based video installations with a 15-channel performance installation, Hospital Hallway (2015). In the 1950’s, Johnson’s grandmother was an unsuspecting participant in a CIA research program now known as Project MKUltra. Seeking treatment for post-partum depression, she was subjected to a series of mind control experiments at the Allan Memorial Institute at McGill University, Montreal.

Adressing the generational trauma of these experiments within the institutional space, Johnson continues to span her artistic practice, from photography and sculpture to performance and video to further investigate and embody the difficult histories and its effects on her family.

Official Opening: March 19th from 1pm to 4pm.

Live performance
Please join us at the end of the exhibition for a series of free live performances by Sarah Anne Johnson. Each performance will be presented to a limited audience and RSVP is mandatory.

Date: Thursday April 14 at 8 pm and Saturday April 16 at 2 pm.

RSVP is mandatory as space is limited. Please email and identify which date you wish to attend.

Co-presented in partnership with Division Gallery (Montreal and Toronto), Stephen Bulger Gallery and Images Festival.


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