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Screaming Red Lanterns Public Art Exhibition on International Women’s Day

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Artist, Yafang Shi, will be hosting an installation artwork called “Screaming Red Lanterns” at Queen’s Park on International Women’s Day!

Event Details:

Who: Yafang Shi and Susan Wu

What: Shi and Wu will display a protesting installation artwork called “Screaming Red Lanterns” that they have created collaboratively.

When: International Women’s Day, March 8, from 10:00-11:30am

Where: In front of the Legislative Building at Queen’s Park

After the event ends at 11:30am in Queen’s Park, Shi will also be available for interviews at Dignam Gallery (23 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto) where her 72” x 72” photo collages-sewed-to-textile artwork “Women’s Voices: Uncensored and Unerased” on social movements for women’s rights is currently being exhibited.

Why: To protest against the Aurora Public Library’s continued censorship and erasure of two exhibitions on social movements for women’s rights created by Shi, as well as the ongoing discrimination and reprisal against Shi after she spoke out against the censorship. Since this original instance of censorship a new regressive and exclusionary public art policy “impair(ing)” artists’ constitutional rights to freedom of expression has been released. This public art exhibition will continue to raise awareness of ongoing censorship issues in our community. Shi’s artwork “Women’s Voices: Uncensored and Unerased” on social movements for women’s rights in various parts of the world from 2017 to 2024, including the censored images, are currently being shown at the exhibition “A Large Art Affair” at the Dignam Gallery of the Women’s Art Association of Canada (WACC) from February 22 to March 9.

Screaming Red Lanterns and Women’s Voices: Uncensored and Unerased are supported by York Region Arts Council, International Women’s Day Toronto, Toronto and York Region Labour Council, members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Fredericton, and many concerned residents and citizens in Aurora and beyond over the past year.

Contact information: Yafang Shi, 416 6173816


March 8
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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