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Travelling Through: Conversations with Elders

May 13 - 22, 2022

People travelled across mountains and oceans; Their memories travelled through days and years; Their stories travelled through generations and generations to come. As time flows by us ceaselessly, the stories of those who had lived through those moments in history may sooner or later be forgotten.

Asian Arts and Culture Trust (AACT) invites you to Travelling Through: Conversations with Elders, a group exhibition that features 15 artworks of various mediums created by 13 artists and 2 art collectives.

The artworks were conceived by a series of deep conversations between the artists and their elderly neighbours, friends, and family members, unfolding the elders’ lived experiences and nostalgic sentiments. The elders’ voices and stories flow through the themes of family, war, migration, interculturalism, and the sense of belonging, reminding us of our shared humanity. This exhibition encourages the viewers to initiate intergenerational dialogue, practice community care, and listen to the elders with their entire hearts.

Opening at TIFF Bell Lightbox / Artists and Elders Meet and Greet
Friday May 13, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

We welcome you to visit the TIFF Bell Lightbox atrium to meet with some of the artists and elders featured in Travelling Through: Conversations with Elders. Extend the conversation by learning about the elders’ lived experiences as well as the processes, stories, and people behind this project.

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