PLATFORM centre is excited to announce landless heirloom, a solo exhibition by Eve Tagny (QC). This exhibition is co-presented with Blinkers Art + Project Space.
EXHIBITION | 10 June – 22 July, 2023
PERFORMANCE |10 June, 6PM at Blinkers Art + Project Space
OPENING RECEPTION | 10 June, 7PM – 10PM at PLATFORM centre
An enclosure as the promise of a sanctuary
An enclosure as a means of exclusion
landless heirloom presents an entanglement of both pre-existing and new works, that questions the relationships between land, and agrarian and extractive capitalism.
The multiple videos presented are set in landscapes traversed by histories of private ownership, colonial claims on territories, removal and displacement of populations, enclosures, physical labour, profit, but also stewardship, care, leisure, rootedness and non-human life relations.
The scenes are activated — at times organically, at times ceremoniously — by Black beings,
not here defined by the haunting ghost of property.
In the gallery space, these collated geographies escape linear time and space
They exist somewhere in the interstice and the stuff that binds back together experiences of grieving for a
Land that exist outside of rationalization
Lodged deep deep within our diasporic — displaced — migrant — settler
Eve Tagny is a Tiohtià:ke/Montreal-based artist. Her practice considers gardens and disrupted landscapes as mutable sites of personal and collective memory — inscribed in dynamics of power, colonial histories and their legacies. Weaving lens-based mediums, installation, text and performance, she explores spiritual and embodied expressions of grief and resiliency, incorrelation with nature’s rhythms, cycles and materiality.
Tagny has a BFA in Film Production from Concordia University and a Certificate in Journalism from University of Montreal. Recent exhibitions include Henry Art, Seattle; Musée de Joliette, Momenta Biennale, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Centre Clark, Montreal; VAC, Cooper Cole, Gallery 44, and Franz Kaka, Toronto. She is the recipient of the Mfon grant (2018), the Plein Sud Bursary (2020), has been shortlisted for the Prix en art actuels MNBAQ (2023), Gala Dynastie (2023), CAP Prize (2018), the Burtynsky Photobook Grant (2018), the OAAG Award (2020) and longlisted for the New Generation Photography Award (2022).