Photo by Julian Diego
OCTOBER 15 – 29
A Toronto Mans Reflection Vol I: Lokey Care Booth
Eglinton Gilbert Parkette
504 Gilbert Avenue
Eglinton Avenue West and Caledonia Road
Community Events October 15 and October 29
For invited guests with Across Boundaries
In partnership with Across Boundaries. Visit the exhibition for a self-guided tour until October 29.
Community Events November 19 and December 3
For invited guests with RittenHouse, Unity Charity, and Trinity in the Square
As part of ArtworxTO: Toronto’s Year of Public Art 2021-2022
My Public Living Room, curated by The Good Guise, proposes Pods as Radically Loving Alternatives to shame, disposability, punishment, and lack of care.
Photography by Xeynamay
Confronted by multiple, simultaneous pandemics of COVID, Anti Black Racism, and Gender Based Violence, Good Guise artists looked through their personal and community histories for inspiration and solace.
Pods have played a key role in transformative justice processes as a way to walk alongside people who have caused or received harm. The Good Guise propose an exploration into how these pods can be formed, and sustained, with a focus on racialized men becoming Future Ancestors.
Drawing inspiration from the self-organized care pods activated in the 80’s to cope with the AIDS epidemic, this iterative installation engages racialized men as organizers of intimate and supportive spaces – living-room style – redesigned in pods of care and vulnerability in which no one is disposable, to cope and respond to the many pandemics we face today.
Learn more about Creating Pods of Care.
Photography by Jahmal Nugent
Curatorial team visit Trinity-in-the-Square. Photography by Jahmal Nugent
Logan Marrast aka lokeyshots
The Good Guise: