Stan Douglas: 2011 ≠ 1848 Fall Programming

The Polygon is pleased to present our 2022 Fall Programming. Always by donation, courtesy of BMO Financial Group, you are invited to enjoy performances, talks, and film screenings that build on ideas presented in Stan Douglas: 2011 ≠ 1848.

Banner Image: Alison Boulier


Curator’s Conversation: Perspectives on the Work of Stan Douglas
Sunday, October 2
1pm
Online Event

Join us at Griffin Art Projects for a conversation between three curators—Lisa Baldissera, Reid Shier, and Cheryl Sim—about their experiences curating Stan Douglas’ work.

Please note: this is an online event.

Image: Stan Douglas, Ballantyne Pier, 18 June 1935, 2008. Courtesy of the artist, Victoria Miro and David Zwirner.

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Conversation with Samir Gandesha & Kate Bird
Thursday, October 6
7pm
At The Polygon Gallery

Join Samir Gandesha and Kate Bird in conversation as they discuss the histories, complexities and nuances that exist in the images Stan Douglas presents in 2011≠1848.

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Photo: Alison Boulier

Listening Party with The Black Arts Centre and MadebyWe
Sunday, October 9
7pm
At The Polygon Gallery

Produced in collaboration with The Black Arts Centre and MadebyWe, this event draws on Stan Douglas’ use of Grime and Mahraganat by inviting DJs from MadebyWe to create and perform mixes on themes explored in 2011≠1848. Special performance by Sad Boy Denzel.

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Photo: Sad Boy Denzel

Film Screening – Fela Kuti: Music is The Weapon
Thursday, October 13
7pm
At The Polygon Gallery

Join The Polygon Gallery for a screening of the documentary film Fela Kuti: Music is The Weapon, followed by a talkback with Toyin Kayo-Ajayi.

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ReMIX History Panel I: History Does Not Repeat Itself
Sunday, October 23
1pm
Online Event

Join Griffin Art Projects’ Adjunct Curator, Dr. Karen Tam and The Polygon Gallery’s TD Curatorial Fellow, Oluwasayo Olowo-Ake, as they co-host an engaging online panel discussion with artists and musicians to explore migration, sound, and place.

Please note: this is an online event.

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Photo: Alison Boulier

Stan Douglas Artist Talk
Wednesday, October 26
6:30pm
At Reliance Theatre at Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Join Stan Douglas at Emily Carr University of Art + Design for a talk on his exhibition 2011 ≠ 1848.

Free. RSVP required. Polygon Gallery Members have priority access and reserved seating. RSVP details have been emailed to Members.

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Photo: Evaan Kheraj

Kara-Kata Afrobeat Society of Canada Live Performance
Thursday, October 27
7pm
At The Polygon Gallery

Join The Polygon for the closing event of Stan Douglas’ 2011 ≠ 1848 exhibition with a performance by Kara-Kata Afrobeat Society of Canada.

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