In celebration of Asian Heritage Month, the Concordia Student Union, in collaboration with Created From Scratch, is putting on an exhibition to elevate local Asian and Migrant artists and their stories. The exhibition will include visual arts, performance art, soundscape, and the premiere of the documentary Go Back To Your Country along with its directors’ panel.
The documentary covers the response to Atlanta’s nail salon shooting of last year and how Montreal's people responded to the uprise of Asian hate. The artists present their own stories that encapsulate their immigrant experiences. In particular, it will be done through a series of digital and analog visual works, prints, performance, and audio. The ensemble of the vernissage is designed to take the audience through different mediums and interpretations of personal experiences and current events.
The goal of the CSU and Created From Scratch is to provide a platform for Asian artists not just to share their collective trauma, but also joy, hope, and passion. The CSU’s mission is to serve students, defend their rights, and act as their highest representative body at Concordia: “Two things are essential: that we are beholden to our membership, and that our funds are used responsibly.” Created From Scratch’s mission is to uplift the BIPOC voices through collaboration with local artists, creators, and entertainers. C. F. S.’s goal is to provide the community with tools, personnel, and a platform to make their creative ideas happen, from conception to execution, and beyond.