Articles of Faith Symposium - May 28

Date: May 1, 2022

Deadline: May 28, 2022 - 9:00 am

The Articles of Faith symposium convenes scholars, artists and practitioners to think together about how religious belief systems surface in art and material culture to reveal its hegemonic hold on our lived experiences and histories.

This one-day event furthers the public conversation started by the Articles of Faith exhibition, which explored how faith tethers us, whether or not we choose it, through the work of four contemporary Canadian artists: Borys Tarasenko, Emmanuel Osahor, Olivia Johnston, and Thirza Cuthand.

The symposium features presentations by scholars and artists that further our understanding of the omnipresence of the Christian religion, and its collusion with colonialism, in our ways of being and knowing in the world. This exhibition, symposium, and research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, MacEwan University, and Concordia University of Edmonton.

The symposium will feature keynote presentations from Dr. Paulina Johnson, Dr. Ronjon Paul Datta, and artist Esmond Lee, in addition to two emerging artist and scholar panels.

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