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Tending Otherworlds

July 14 - September 24, 2023

For this exhibition we highlight a notion of queerness, calling upon writer bell hooks’ invitation to think of “queer as not being about who you’re having sex with—that can be a dimension of it—but queer as being about the self that is at odds with everything around it and has to invent and create and find a place to speak and to thrive and to live.” Bringing together a selection of recent gifts and purchases, the exhibition demonstrates the Burnaby Art Gallery’s challenge to the boundaries of its mandate as the only public art museum in Canada dedicated to works of art on paper. Further, the works presented offer vantage points which diverge from dominant understandings of place and history.


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