The Further Apart
Atanas Bozdarov, Anna Binta Diallo, Barbara Hobot, Adriana Kuiper and Ryan Suter, Brendan Lee Satish Tang, Couzyn van Heuvelen
Koffler Gallery, Toronto
University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo
Contemporary Calgary, Calgary
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In a social and political moment where opinions are often divisive, breaking into camps at polar ends of the ideological spectrum, the ability to find common ground can seem beyond reach. Debates over human rights, climate change, land claims, and even the politicizing of the pandemic seem continually at cross-purposes while all sense of progress gradually unwinds. How do we respond in times of uncertainty – when do we push forward, when do we give up, and when do we try things differently? In The Further Apart Things Seem, seven artists follow distinct paths that invent strategies of resistance, often pushing against logic to explore areas of connection between that which feels disconnected or in opposition. By testing the unexpected and playing outside the limits of functionality, accidents and provisionality are embraced as methods for building resilience.