“Battlegrounds: bodies + land, justice + law
June 24 – August 6, 2016
Opening Reception:
Friday June 24,  7pm
w/artists + curator in attendance
Gallery hours: Wed. – Sat, 12:00 – 5:00 pm 

Battlegrounds: bodies + land, justice + law is curated by Michelle Soullière + features works by cj fleury (Wakefield, PQ), Justseeds Artist Cooperative (USA/Canada/Mexico), Norman Grondin (Windsor, ON), Renée Trépanier (Windsor, ON), Benjamin McInnis (Windsor, ON) + Maggie McGuire (Detroit, MI)

The exhibition explores artists’ community + socially engaged, collaborative + interdisciplinary approaches in exploring legal takes on women’s bodies and the earth – two main areas where the Canadian judicial system has failed to serve justice and protect time + time again.

Inspired by recent legal battles with violent takings of bodies + land at the forefront:

  • Ghomeshi’s sexual assault trial and consecutive peace bond
  • Missing and murdered indigenous women awaiting justice in Canada
  • The battle to bring victims + survivors of sexual assault to justice in Detroit though the testing rape kits backlogged by the Detroit Police Department
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  • The local battle of Nancy Panchesan representing Friends of Save Ojibway in protecting Ojibway Prairie Complex
  • Many ongoing battles with First Nations populations and oil companies across Canada

The exhibition features multimedia + installation works from Templates for Activism – a series of collaborations between cj fleury and members of the feminist law community,  various 2D prints from Justseeds Artist Cooperative, a collaborative installation by Save Ojibway activists and Windsor + Detroit based artists, and a feminist/activist/legal reading library.

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Additional programming:

The Bloomfield House Poetry Night
featuring Enola Cola reading Buyer Beware / Apocalypse Sells
Thursday, July 14, 7pm @ Artcite
Free + Open to the public


Save Ojibway screen printing workshop
facilitated by Maggie McGuire
Sunday, July 17
9am-1pm, as part of Open Streets Windsor
Free + Open to the public