Now Open: Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.



Emily Johnson: Being Future Beings

Sunday, March 27, 2022
 | 4:00 pm
 – 5:00 pm 
 | Free
Please note that this event is standing-room only on a first-come, first-served basis with limited seating accommodations. More details to follow.

A gathering. An invitation. A speculative architecture. A sounding. A call.

In Being Future Beings, choreographer and artist Emily Johnson performs a body-based work within and in response to Jeffrey Gibson’s exhibition, I AM YOUR RELATIVE (2022). The performance marks the second collaboration between the two, who previously worked together on Johnson’s The Ways We Love and The Ways We Love Better – Monumental Movement Toward Being Future Being(s), performed in and around Gibson’s installation, Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House (2020) at Socrates in New York.

I AM YOUR RELATIVE is a multi-purpose installation featuring fifteen moveable stages that populate the Museum’s ground floor. Over the course of the exhibition, the stages are host to artists’ performances, talks, workshops, and gatherings that amplify community voices past and present and are supported through robust research, coordination, and production.

This programme is co-presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto and the Toronto Biennial of Art, who have also co-commissioned I AM YOUR RELATIVE.

Artist Bio
Emily Johnson is an artist who makes body-based work. She is of the Yup’ik Nation, is a land and water protector and an organizer for justice, sovereignty and well-being. She lives on the Lower East Side of Mannahatta in Lenapehoking.

Emily Johnson performing in Portals Into, Being Future Being at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (2021). Photo: Cherylynn Tsushima.

Venue Information

MOCA Toronto

158 Sterling Rd
Toronto, ON  M6R 2B7

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