A celebration of the installation of be:longings, featuring remarks and performances.
be:longings is a new public artwork by Gary Barwin, Simon Frank, and Tor Lukasik-Foss comprised of a series of ten bronze-cast suitcases situated in different locations along the length of the new Churchill Park pathway. This series of sculptures speaks to the universal theme of Human Rights and the legacy of renowned humanitarian Raoul Wallenberg, who saved over 100,000 Jews from the Holocaust. The suitcases refer to concepts of travel, escape, refugees, emigration, the writing, language, and administration of laws and rights. be:longings shares an accessible message that invites participation, as viewers consider what human rights are, and how—despite the trials of history and the vicissitudes of oppression—humanity and its ideals are ultimately hopeful, inextinguishable, and irrepressible.
85 Oak Knoll Dr
Hamilton, ON L8S 4C2
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