We are pleased to mount Caroline Künzle’s Is this a joke? / C’est une joke? project in our Exhibition Lab from March 14 – 20, 2014.

CEREV Exhibition Lab
Concordia University J.W. McConnell Library Building
March 14, 2014
5 – 7 PM
Open to all. No RSVP necessary.
Facebook event

Viewing Hours at CEREV Exhibition Lab:

  • March 17: 12-3 PM
  • March 18: 12-3 PM
  • March 19: 12-3 PM
  • March 20: 12-3 PM

Open to the public, no reservation necessary.


On Thursday February 7, 2013, the Palestinian Canadian Life Stories working group presented to our families, friends and colleagues, a multimedia and art exhibit of Palestinian Canadian Life Stories, a project born from curiosity, founded in friendship, and built on trust.

The Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence, at Concordia University, hosted this first and intimate vernissage of our labour, of our stories.

The evening carried an energy, a warmth, a love, and everyone present was curious, engaged and happy to read, hear and experience our presentation.


A 19-minute documentary film that challenges viewers to acknowledge their own assumptions and/or expectations of Holocaust testimony by exploring the quotidian and repetitive nature of Ted Bolgar’s personal Holocaust narrative as told to the many students and community groups he visits as part of his self-defined “day job.”

Created by Matthew Foster, Florencia Marchetti, Rachel Rotrand, and Alejandro Yoshizawa. Co-produced by Erica Lehrer and Monica Eileen Patterson for CDK Productions.

Read more about it here.
Or view the project website here.

A 15-minute audio installation that urges listeners to reflect on the question of identity and the role of communities of memory in its formation and representation.

By Selina Antonucci, Ashley Clarkson, & Katie King. Co-produced by Erica Lehrer and Monica Eileen Patterson for CDK Productions.

Read more and listen to it here.

CEREV Ph.D. student and curator Vicky Chainey Gagnon is collaborating with museum practitioners Elena Gonzales and Gretchen Rudham to develop a set of tools that will aid critical curatorial and educational practice in exhibitions. Through hands-on experiments with participants – particularly individuals and groups that work for social change – they will develop strategies for curatorial writing, effective display of objects, self-aware engagement of visitors with objects and each other, and the creation of opportunities for critical embodied learning towards questioning privileges taken for granted.

Urban Occupations Urbaines (UOU) is a creative platform that brings together a diverse group of local and international independent artists to creatively and critically examine the cultural fertility and performative agency of urban sites in transition. (more…)

Drawing from What Berel Bokser Said is an original, graphic novel treatment of the Holocaust testimony of Berel Bokser, created for Erica Lehrer’s 2009 course “Curating Difficult Knowledge” by Concordia University B.A. students Yesica Macias (History), Alex Wilson (History), Vaimoana Heyman (Anthropology), and Stephanie Glezos (History), with the assistance of Humanities and Philosophy Doctoral student Joanne Hui. (more…)

Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence