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Through the Looking Glass: Inside My Domestic Portrait

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Wallpaper Template, 2013 Digital Collage of Googled Gay Porn, Personal Pictures and Documents © Courtesy of the artist and the University of Toronto Art Centre
Through the Looking Glass: Inside My Domestic Portrait
Curated by: Laura McPhie

15 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H7
Canada
April 2nd, 2013 - April 13th, 2013
Opening: April 4th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.utac.utoronto.ca/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Downtown / University
EMAIL:  
niamh.olaoghaire@utoronto.ca
PHONE:  
416-946-7015
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday to Friday 12 to 5 pm Saturday 12 to 4 pm
TAGS:  
digital

DESCRIPTION

In the past, Julius Poncelet Manapul’s art  appropriated  iconography  from  structures of oppression in  his  personal  and  cultural  history.  A  large  body  of  his  work  presented stunning pieces constructed from queer pornography that  inversed  the  power  dynamics present in his experiences of religion, immigration, sexuality and gender. In this exhibition, Julius  looks  to  the  future  by  crafting  a  domestic  space   for  a  fictional  child  named Christian James. The child and the space are constructed from a collage  of  Julius's  and his husband's identities and shared life.  In this evolution of his work, Julius invites visitors to engage, consume and interact with his child; the possibility of a future constructed from a harmonic convergence of identity.