Saturday, Oct. 13 11am-1pm
Sunday, Oct. 14 11am-1pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto
Hiba Abdallah and Justin Langlois welcome visitors to a collective newspaper reading activity. Visitors will work with the artists to scroll through current newspaper articles and highlighting headlines, quotes, and arguments they disagree with. The exercise will emphasize how points of disagreement with representations of the world around us can be a catalyst for meaningful conversations.
Hiba Abdallah and Justin Langlois’s Rehearsing Disagreement is the first project in MOCA’s Art in Use series on MOCA’s Floor 4. The project is comprised of four participatory works that explore disagreement and conflict through the lens of art and within the structure of the museum. Inviting visitors to share their lived experiences, the artists present the argument that co-existing in difference is a generative part of our civic responsibility.
As an extension to their project a weekend program, features participatory activities, talks, and workshops that frame the question: how does disagreement play a useful role in our everyday? By identifying the positive effects of differences, participants can develop the skill of agreeing to disagree.
Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.