"TAKE CARE OF YOUR SELF": A TRANSCULTURAL ART EVENT

“Take Care of Your Self” was a multidisciplinary exhibition and series of events held in Montreal in July 2017. The exhibit brings together artwork, intervention, performance, and conversations by 27 artists of diverse communities dealing with the intersections of struggle and self-care. Arab, Black, Indigenous, Brown, Muslim, “Other”: We hold this space by grieving and healing together.  “Take Care of Your Self” is a deliberate act in the politicization of self-care in order to better resist, or persist, in the struggles for rights, freedoms and wellbeing. Illustrated by the works in this exhibit, the heavy subjects of trauma, loss and displacement can transform into opportunities for healing and empowerment, foregrounding the concept of self-care at the forefront of the discourse on struggle. Curated by Sundus Abdul Hadi Artists:  Ahmad Naser-Eldein | Aliya Orr [Light Society] | April Banks | Monique Bedard [Aura] | Dana El Masri | Emory Douglas | Jessica Powless | Jiji Kikhia | Joseph Cuillier | Julay “The Peoples Ink” and Allos Abis | Leila Abdelrazaq | Marwa Mubarak | Narmeen Hashim | Niti Marcelle Mueth | Nora Patrich | Roï Saade | Sadaf Rassoul Cameron | Samira Idroos | Serene Al Ahmad and Azza Abbaro | Shanna Strauss and Kevin Calixte | Soukayna | Suhad Khatib | Sundus Abdul Hadi | Susu Attar | Tara Jaffar

“Take Care of Your Self” was a multidisciplinary exhibition and series of events held in Montreal in July 2017. The exhibit brings together artwork, intervention, performance, and conversations by 27 artists of diverse communities dealing with the intersections of struggle and self-care. Arab, Black, Indigenous, Brown, Muslim, “Other”: We hold this space by grieving and healing together. 

“Take Care of Your Self” is a deliberate act in the politicization of self-care in order to better resist, or persist, in the struggles for rights, freedoms and wellbeing. Illustrated by the works in this exhibit, the heavy subjects of trauma, loss and displacement can transform into opportunities for healing and empowerment, foregrounding the concept of self-care at the forefront of the discourse on struggle.

Curated by Sundus Abdul Hadi

Artists: 

Ahmad Naser-Eldein | Aliya Orr [Light Society] | April Banks | Monique Bedard [Aura] | Dana El Masri | Emory Douglas | Jessica Powless | Jiji Kikhia | Joseph Cuillier | Julay “The Peoples Ink” and Allos Abis | Leila Abdelrazaq | Marwa Mubarak | Narmeen Hashim | Niti Marcelle Mueth | Nora Patrich | Roï Saade | Sadaf Rassoul Cameron | Samira Idroos | Serene Al Ahmad and Azza Abbaro | Shanna Strauss and Kevin Calixte | Soukayna | Suhad Khatib | Sundus Abdul Hadi | Susu Attar | Tara Jaffar