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Enter an immersive world created by Montreal-based artist Karine Giboulo, brought to life by over 500 miniature polymer clay figures that tell stories about our most urgent social issues, from the pandemic to the climate crisis. It will delight visitors of all ages!
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Under the guidance of award-winning multidisciplinary artist, writer, and educator Esther Maloney, engage with the special exhibition Karine Giboulo: Housewarming by using clay and paper to explore your own stories and experiences of home, the pandemic, connectedness, and isolation.
Maloney is a writer, filmmaker, and visual artist. She is founding director of Illumine Media, a community-based youth film project. Her animated short, Another World, based on a poem written to her son, is winning laurels at film festivals internationally. Her writing has appeared in the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail.
About the Exhibition
Enter a world at once familiar and uncanny. Montreal-based artist Karine Giboulo invites visitors into an immersive reimagining of her home. Brought to life by over 500 miniature polymer clay figures, this is no ordinary house. Born of the COVID-19 pandemic, Housewarming is a sculpted documentary of individual and collective experiences grounded in current events. The colourful dioramas furnishing each room prompt reflection about the challenges we face as a society, including connectedness and isolation, aging and care, labour and consumerism, the climate crisis, food insecurity, and housing instability. Learn more
Mary Janigan & Tom Kierans
David Staines & Noreen Taylor
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