CURRENT EXHIBITION

Mercer Union is Temporarily Closed

5 January 2022 - 26 January 2022

As part of the province wide effort to mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Mercer Union will close temporarily beginning 5 January 2022 to 26 January 2022, subject to trends in public health and health system indicators. Mercer Union’s programming will continue online. Here on our website, you can view a virtual exhibition tour […]

CURRENT EXHIBITION

SPACE: Shellie Zhang | A day passes like a year: Ode to Winter

21 December 2021 - 13 March 2022

Mercer Union’s SPACE billboard commission has invited artist Shellie Zhang for its 2021–22 season for a yearlong series titled, A day passes like a year. Known for her highly composed still life works that assemble objects of pop iconography, cultural construction, and diasporic memory, Zhang’s photographs offer vibrant gestures of reclamation, humor, and dissidence. In […]

CURRENT EXHIBITION

fORUM: let it matter what we call a thing

13 January 2022 - 9 February 2022

Nasrin Himada leads a response under Mercer Union’s fORUM program, that extends on the themes of Onyeka Igwe’s exhibition, THE REAL STORY IS WHAT’S IN THAT ROOM. In a series of events, Himada invites artists and cultural practitioners to consider Igwe’s propositions, with particular attention to a so-called archive (2020)—the artist’s new film exploring the […]

CURRENT EXHIBITION

Onyeka Igwe: THE REAL STORY IS WHAT’S IN THAT ROOM

6 November 2021 - 26 February 2022
Opening Reception 6 November 2021 11am

With a forensic lens, Onyeka Igwe’s commissioned film a so-called archive (2020), interrogates the decomposing repositories of Empire, and offers the central feature in her first solo exhibition in North America, THE REAL STORY IS WHAT’S IN THAT ROOM. Blending footage shot in two colonial archive buildings—one in Lagos, Nigeria, and the other in Bristol, United Kingdom—the film is a double […]