Built on Genocide

Online and at Ontario Square, Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay W

Toronto, ON

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History & heritage


Sculpture & installation

Visual arts

Built on Genocide is a large-scale installation by multidisciplinary artist Jay Soule | CHIPPEWAR, reflecting the events and policies throughout Canada’s history that have deliberately undermined and destroyed Indigenous livelihoods. The work is influenced by the mass genocide of the buffalo as a result of the colonial railway expansion. The buffalo decimation is an underacknowledged but foundational aspect of “Canadian” history, with consequences that persist today. Built on Genocide will address the direct correlation between the genocide of the buffalo and the genocide of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Fri 24 Sep
10:00 AM →
Sun 17 Oct
→ 11:55 PM

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This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

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Luminato Festival Toronto

An international arts festival dedicated to performance, media and visual arts, Luminato Festival Toronto provides artistic programming that cuts across traditional art-form boundaries.

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Luminato Festival - October 2021

Luminato Festival Toronto Toronto, ON

For the past year, we’ve plotted and partnered, schemed and scrapped, dreamed and adapted our offering for you: a multi-disciplinary international arts festival, full of love letters to Toronto, for this special year, our 15th Local artist...


235 Queens Quay W

Toronto, ON

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