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Lot 75 
Syrus Marcus Ware

Joshua Vettivelu (from Activist Wallpaper series)
graphite, paper, digital manipulation
1 of 30
6’ x 10’ wallpaper roll
Estimate $1,500

Framing available by Superframe at a special rate

Courtesy of the artist

Syrus Marcus Ware’s Joshua Vettivelu is part of the Activist Wallpaper series, a project aimed at putting activism into the centre of our lived lives, and asks, what would be different in our society if we revered activists and supported their efforts in the way that we support those currently in power? Ware is a Vanier scholar, visual artist, activist, curator and educator. Ware uses painting, installation and performance to explore social justice frameworks and Black activist culture, and he’s shown widely in galleries and festivals across Canada. He is part of the Performance Disability Art Collective and a core-team member of Black Lives Matter – Toronto. He has won several recognitions including the TD Diversity Award 2017, “Best Queer Activist” NOW Magazine 2005, and the Steinert and Ferreiro Award 2012.