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    Unpacking the Living Room

    Through Nov. 10


    An "exploration of the many dynamics of domestic environments," this exhibit sees a re-imagined living room set up within the gallery, hosting community discussions, interventions and programs. 902-457-6160

    Unpacking the Living Room workshop w/Carrie Allison

    Sat., Sept. 29, 1-2:30 p.m.


    Artist Carrie Allison, who specializes in traditional Indigenous beading, introduces guests to the foundations of the medium from the relaxed setting of the living room that's been built within the MSVU gallery. Guests can also partake in Allison's collaborative project to create a geographically-correct map of the Shubenacadie River in beadwork. 902-457-6160

    Unpacking the Living Room roundtable discussion

    Sat., Sept. 29, 3-4:30 p.m.


    El Jones, Sherry Pictou, Lynn Jones and Gloria Ann Wesley helm this discussion on colonialism and environmental racism in Halifax from the living room that's been built within the gallery. A relaxed reception with refreshments follows. 902-457-6160

    Unpacking the Living Room workshop w/Ruth Marsh

    Wed., Oct. 3, 12-1:30 p.m.


    Artist Ruth Marsh, known for creating highly-textured works that meld taxidermy and sci-fi (and often feature mummified bees), hosts this workshop about "how environmental change is affecting delicate bee ecology." Deceased bees and retro-electronic components are used by workshop attendees to demonstrate the subject matter. 902-457-6160

    Unpacking the Living Room performance: WORK OUT I WORK OUT

    Sat., Oct. 20, 2-4 p.m.


    Unpacking the Living Room is a living art exhibit that sees the MSVU art gallery turned into a casual, familial-feeling gathering space, complete with couch. Made to be a space where "the many dynamics of domestic environments" could be explored, the show's performance by Julie Hollenbach and Gambletron is fitting: A two-part collaborative piece sees feminine gender performance put under the microscope as a group of friends attempt to create self-portraits and then, when considering the weight of "performing femininity to perfection," slouch back into the pleasure of "gender failure." 902-457-6160

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