CelebrateHer: Visual And Aural Portraits Of 12 Remarkable Women
On June 22 and 23 at Morrice Hall on the McGill Campus, visual artist and feminist Aquil Virani will collaborate with independent theatre company, Imago Theatre to bring you CelebrateHer; an art installation honouring 12 remarkable women who were publicly nominated for their everyday acts of inspiration. The piece explores diverse experiences of womanhood, the ethics of respectful representation, ecosytems of activism and the complexities of allyship. The installation combines large-scale painted portraits of 12 women from artist Aquil Virani with an audio play crafted by playwright/creator Erin Lindsay in collaboration with Micheline Chevrier.
"The goal? To present and lend amplification to the stories and lived experiences of a diverse group of badass women."-Aquil Virani (Awarded as the "Artist For Peace 2018" by the Quebec-based artist collective "Les artistes pour la paix," Aquil Virani is a visual artist who integrates public participation into his socially-conscious art projects.)
The 12 WomenZébida Bendjeddou, Clare Byarugaba, Dorothy Dixon Williams, Shweta Khare, Kama La Mackerel, Kathy Malas, Bochra Manai, Natalie Ramsay, Romita Sur, Naomi Tatty, Joannie Verreault, Rachel Zellars
Learn more about Aquil and CelebrateHer here.
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Friday, June 22 - Shows @ 2:00, 4:00, 6:00pmSaturday, June 23 - Shows @ 5:00, 7:00pmMorrice Hall - McGill University3485 Rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E1
Each show runs approximately 45 minutes Tickets are Pay-What-You-Decide Maximum attendance per show time: 30 people
Awarded as the "Artist For Peace 2018" by the Quebec-based artist collective "Les artistes pour la paix," Aquil Virani is a visual artist who integrates public participation into his socially-conscious art projects. He exhibited his award-winning "Canada's Self Portrait" project at the Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax. He won an award from the Michaelle Jean Foundation to produce his "Postering Peace" art documentary. His collaborative artwork honouring Québec City Muslims was featured in the Globe and Mail. aquil.ca
Imago Theatre is a catalyst for conversation, an advocate for equal representation, and a hub for stories about unstoppable women. www.imagotheatre.ca