Posted on: June 13, 2017
A powerful piece of art by Jeffrey McNeil-Seymour, Sessional Lecturer in the School of Social Work and Human Service (Faculty of Education and Social Work), is currently on display at Centre Never Apart in Montreal, QC. McNeil-Seymour’s “Unsettl(er)ing” is part of an exhibition entitled Two-Spirit Sur-Thrivance and the Art of Interrupting Narratives, curated by McNeil-Seymour and Michael Venus, which features the work of six Two-Spirit artists. The exhibition, in the context of Indigenous responses to the celebration of 150 years of Canadian confederation, reflects on “moments of encounter between the Settler and Immigrant body with the Indigenous one” and “seeks to unsettle ongoing moments of settler/trans/queer settler colonialism, homonationalism and reconciliation discourses through heartfully calling people in to conversations that include building relationships with, reciprocity, respect and celebration of Two-Spirit resurgence” (from the Never Apart website; visit the site to read more about the exhibition and featured artists, and to view the works on display). For more insight into the exhibition and his work, click here to view an interview with McNeil-Seymour.