LET IT BRING… (Edmonton, February 10–March 16, 2024)
Screen printed banner on canvas that reads: "Indigenous People Say that Occupation is a Crime" in black text a top a red patterned background

LET IT BRING… Latitude 53 (Edmonton) – FEB 10–MAR 16, 2024
The Question of Funding Collective, a collective of artists and cultural workers, spoke to Elitqa Collective in Gaza about how amidst destruction and desperation, canvases and frames from the gallery were burned for warmth. QOF asks “What is art in the time of genocide?”

Latitude 53 responds to this call by showcasing the work of local Palestinian artists, and artists working in solidarity, speaking out on their experiences with displacement. From the ongoing genocide in Palestine to the unhoused encampment sweeps locally, we turn to art to resist erasure, and support our communities.

The title pays tribute to Palestinian poet Refaat Alareer’s last poem, If I must die. An excerpt:

“If I must die/let it bring hope/let it be a tale”

FEATURING WORKS BY:
THREADS OF DIASPORA
FATME ELKADRY AND FERN FACETTE
VERONICA FUENTES
RUTHANN GODOLLEI
RIAZ MEHMOOD
MANPREET SINGH

Read more about the exhibition: Latitude 53

Image Credit: Veronica Fuentes, Occupation is a Crime, 2023. Banner. Screen printing on canvas, free-handed text.