Oxygen Art Centre presents the *Virtual* Juried Youth Exhibition, “If I Can’t Dance To It, It’s Not My Revolution” featuring artwork, artist talks, and more by Josh Franklin, Meadow Kroeger, Spencer Legebokoff, Katherine MacKay, and Bethany Pardoe
Selected by jurors Marilyn Lee and Ian Johnston, the group exhibition addresses urgent social catastrophes through the form of a virtual exhibition, launching in the coming weeks. The virtual exhibition will be open to the public as a response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, while also creating space to celebrate young artists working today and highlighting the need for cultural engagement during social distancing.
The virtual exhibition is designed by artist Cristian Hernandez-Blick who also works with the independent experimental comics collective and press, DDOOGG.
The group exhibition’s title is in part derived from a similar phrase by feminist anarchist and writer, Emma Goldman (1869-1940), and further appropriated by Toronto-based band, DOOMSQUAD on their album, “Let Yourself Be Seen” (2019). If I Can’t Dance To It, It’s Not My Revolution invokes the hope and horror of the contemporary moment. For significant social change to be effective it needs to engage the creative cortex, one that includes both the mind and the heart.
Stay tuned for more information by visiting Oxygen Art Centre’s website and social media channels.