Rehearsing Disagreement

Hiba Abdallah and Justin Langlois

September 22November 11, 2018

Floor 4

The first Art in Use project is a set of participatory works by artists Hiba Abdallah and Justin Langlois. Together they investigate ways to explore disagreement and conflict through the lens of art and within the structure of a museum. While agreement and harmony might describe an imaginary, ideal space, it also undervalues our lived experiences and the positive effects of difference.

Through this series of new works that include a seesaw and a dartboard, the artists invite moments of gathering and exchange around disagreement. They present the argument that co-existing in difference is a generative part of our civic responsibility that can be explored together.

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Furniture: Adrian Blackwell, Scaffold and Horizons (Earth and Sky), 2018. Paper and stencils: Hiba Abdallah and Justin Langlois, But what do you really think… – Rehearsing Disagreement, 2018. Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.