Meet the Author:
Greg Younging,  Okanagan, Canada

Jamelie Hassan

Jamelie Hassan

Jamelie Hassan is a visual artist and activist based in London, Ontario, Canada. Her works are in numerous public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Museum London, London, Ontario, the Morris & Helen Belkin Art Gallery, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia and the New Museum, New York, NY. She was awarded the “Canada 125” Medal for outstanding community service (1993), the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, (2001), and an honorary doctorate in visual arts from OCAD University, Toronto (2018). Photo credit: Christopher Drew.

Where Do Artistic Practices Come From?

Jamelie Hassan, London, Canada 
Zab Maboungou, Montréal, Canada 
Alvin Erasga Tolentino, Vancouver, Canada 
Greg Younging, Okanagan, Canada 
Yara El Gladban, Montreal, Canada 

Participants of the Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires (PC/Cp) 2017 Gathering were invited to join the roundtable to discuss a particular question that involved reflecting on their own artistic practices, personal histories and experiences, and dissect the challenges/fractures/progress within the current Canadian art system in order to imagine the future(s) together. Yara El Gladban’s essay which follows was written in response to...