We’re very excited for this public installation by Abdi Osman, 2021-22 Community Leader-in-Residence at the Bonham Centre’s Queer and Trans Research Lab! Stay tuned for an online public panel on September 29, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm that explores histories of cruising from local perspectives, sponsored by the Bonham Centre, with Abdi Osman, JORIAL (John Richard Allan), and Christopher Smith. Registration details forthcoming.
Shadowboxing (2021) is a public installation by Toronto artist Abdi Osman that builds on his ongoing research surrounding the gaps between experiences and representations of queer cruising, space- and place-making in the city. Osman’s holdings and records of queer, locational fortitude speak to the countless compounded sites around us where bodies have forged connections in time and space in spite of continued realities of homophobia, racism and white supremacy that exist in Toronto, and beyond.
15 September – 02 November 2021, sunset to 11PM daily
The ArQuives: Canada’s LGBTQ2+ Archives
34 Isabella Street, Toronto