First presented at Scrap Metal gallery in Toronto from June 22 to September 23, 2017, Belonging to a Place is a unique collaboration between Art en Valise, Fogo Island Arts, and Scrap Metal. These three Canadian organizations came together to realize a poetic, forward-thinking project based on shared values. The presentation at the Embassy of Canada is a new iteration of the project, featuring selections from the original exhibition as well as additional artists and works.
The exhibition departs from a consideration of the concept of “place,” seeking to examine where we come from and how we relate to multiple notions of belonging. Presenting sculpture, installation, video, painting and works on paper, the exhibition takes on a diverse, experimental and critical approach to contemporary art, its presentation and discussion.