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The Future is Caregiving

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Whippersnapper Gallery

594B Dundas Street West

Toronto, ON M5T 1H5

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Kara Manso is a temporary worker turned migrant activist
turned contemporary artist. The work of the caregiver-as-artist
takes its source material from her own experience both as a
migrant worker and a migrant activist. Her preoccupation with
the “robots” highlights the irony of care workers being treated
without feelings within dehumanizing migrant work programs.
Last year, when Manso first applied to be part of Mayworks,
she used a pseudonym to avoid persecution by her employers.
We also exhibited the robot head masks she had created to
protect herself and other caregivers during demonstrations for
decent work.

This year, Kara Manso brings us The Future Is Caregiving,
a series of drawings that documents the present “robotizing”
process of the Canadian Live-in Caregiver program. She then
invites us to become participants and engage in the future act
of “de-robotizing” through an interactive installation.

The Opening Reception for this exhibition will take place May 1st at the May Day Gathering event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/182906835678587/

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