Now and Then” is a video-art exhibition developed by the RT Collective in collaboration with the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA), Myseum of Toronto and the Gladstone Hotel.
For the exhibition 10 artists have spent time in the archives, researching and looking through its artifacts. “Now and Then” allows a handful of these artifacts and the histories attached to them to ‘depart’ the archives temporarily and be reflected on by contemporary artists, who will, in turn, have created new artworks (new artifacts). By bringing a variety of historical and current perspectives together, the project aims to provoke different visions of our communities’ past experiences, present realities, and future possibilities.
As with all our programs we see “Now and Then” as a starting point for dialogue, rather than a definitive curatorial statement.
Adriana Disman, Gein Wong, Aidan Cowling, Mark Pariselli, Emily Eymundon, Mee Rose, Sammy Rawal, Bretten Hannam, Kathleen Mullen and Natalie Wood