Kwentong Bayan Collective
October 16 - November 4, 2017
Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid
In Love and Struggle: A Visual Timeline of Caregiving Work in Canada (2017) examines the history of care work performed by Indigenous and racialized women in Canada. The timeline intervenes in conversations about Canada 150 celebrations by encouraging a critical examination of history in support of struggles for radical change. Caregivers have made invaluable contributions to Canada’s social, economic, and political history, yet they have consistently had to fight for their labour to be respected and recognized, and won shifts to justice and equity rooted in caregivers’ perseverance and resistance as a community.
The 90’s: Philippine National Day, Seaton Park (2014) is drawn from a comic book that Kwentong Bayan Collective is currently developing. This project, Kwentong Bayan: Labour of Love, involves collaboration with caregivers, advocates, and community allies about the real-life stories of Filipinx migrant caregivers working in Canada under the federal government’s Caregiver Program
Circuit 2 - "Care Work" also features artists, Marisa Morán Jahn, "CareForce" and the Onaman Collective, "Land and Water Protectors".
Exhibition runs from from October 16 - November 4, 2017
More info: http://blackwoodgallery.ca/exhibitions/2017/TakeCare.html