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Unsettling: Settlers of Catan with Golboo Amani

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259 Lake Shore Blvd E

259 Lake Shore Boulevard East

Toronto, ON M5A 3T7

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Unsettling: Settlers of Catan is a playful, discursive intervention of the popular board game, Settlers of Catan.

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Unsettling: Settlers of Catan is a playful, discursive intervention into the popular board game, Settlers of Catan. Artist Golboo Amani disrupts its colonial narratives with methodologies of treaties, collaboration, and allyship, inserting new game pieces, cards, and rules. With these new tools, players develop strategies of building on and repatriation of the colonized landscape, offering the opportunity to play out strategies for radical, social, political, and industrial change.

Join us for a fun, family-friendly afternoon of playing Unsettling: Settlers of Catan with the artist! On two Saturday afternoons in November, Biennial visitors can play the full game set with facilitated guidance from card dealers and the artist. Free ticket registration is required to play the full game, or join at any time to watch, or participate by tag-teaming.

Alternative Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 2:00-5:00pm

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Golboo Amani (born in Iran; lives in Tkaronto, ON, Canada) is a multidisciplinary artist, who utilizes familiar social engagements as ready-made sites for aesthetic intervention and critical discourse. Amani’s work often addresses formal sites of pedagogy and conditions that render epistemic violence invisible, insignificant, and benign. By expanding sites of pedagogy to include streets, backyards, homes, and public transit, Amani aims to produce non-hierarchical learning experiences that speak to collective agency and egalitarian epistemology.

The Toronto Biennial of Art Co-Relations Program is made possible with the generous support of the TD Bank Group through its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment.

Image Credit: “Unsettling: Settlers of Catan” 2018. Photo credit: Henry Chan

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