Birds of a Feather

Lynne Cohen, Classroom in an emergency measures college, 1980. Gelatin silver print, 40.64 x 50.8 cm. Hart House Collection, HH2010.010. Promised gift of Norman Morcos. Courtesy of the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

Lynne Cohen, Classroom in an emergency measures college, 1980. Gelatin silver print, 40.64 x 50.8 cm. Hart House Collection, HH2010.010. Promised gift of Norman Morcos. Courtesy of the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

Mayureak Ashoona, Caribou Gather, 2012. Etching and aquatint, 24 x 27 in. University of Toronto Art Collection, 2016-016. Reproduced with the permission of Dorset Fine Arts. Courtesy of the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

Mayureak Ashoona, Caribou Gather, 2012. Etching and aquatint, 24 x 27 in. University of Toronto Art Collection, 2016-016. Reproduced with the permission of Dorset Fine Arts. Courtesy of the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

Gordon Peteran, Reassembled Form, 2008. Found wooden pieces, fabricated brass parts, 106.68 x 121.92 x 60.96 cm. University of Toronto Art Collection, 2010-003. Gift of Ms. Barbara Kate Amesbury, 2011. Courtesy of the artist.

Gordon Peteran, Reassembled Form, 2008. Found wooden pieces, fabricated brass parts, 106.68 x 121.92 x 60.96 cm. University of Toronto Art Collection, 2010-003. Gift of Ms. Barbara Kate Amesbury, 2011. Courtesy of the artist.

Jeff Thomas, Justice Indian, Department of Justice Building, Ottawa, Ontario, 1998. C-print photograph, 50.6 x 40.5 cm. University of Toronto Art Collection, 2006-015. Acquired with financial support of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts. Courtesy of the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

Jeff Thomas, Justice Indian, Department of Justice Building, Ottawa, Ontario, 1998. C-print photograph, 50.6 x 40.5 cm. University of Toronto Art Collection, 2006-015. Acquired with financial support of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation and the Canada Council for the Arts. Courtesy of the Art Museum at the University of Toronto.

Curator
Ameen Ahmed
Start Date
28, Oct, 2020
End Date
25, Jun, 2021

Birds of a Feather is composed of artists’ works that directly respond to Jackman Humanities Institute Research Fellows’ projects. The works offer tools, commentary, and/or encouragement through visual or conceptual means. Silently, but not necessarily quietly, they image different forms of commonality and collectivity, incorporation and inclusion. They address the scholars and their work, but also the artworks around them, speaking to visitors about the relationships between projects, as well as introducing voices and points of views that enrich our understanding of collectivity. As an exhibition designed to draw a 1:1 relationship between research and artworks, Birds of a Feather prompts us to think about group dynamics and agency—of collectives, of individuals, and of individuals in collectives.

Presented in conjunction with the JHI’s 2020–2021 research theme, Collectives.

Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge the operating support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, with additional project support from the Jackman Humanities Institute.