Skip to content

Hiba Abdallah & Justin Langlois: Minor Stipulations

October 19, 2023 - March 3, 2024

Second Floor

We often think of demands as forceful. A ‘demand’ suggests we are claiming something rather than requesting it. With Minor Stipulations, Windsor-Essex-raised artists Hiba Abdallah and Justin Langlois show how demands open space for conversation. Here, a demand might be a call to action. A question without an answer. A silent action. Through text works, free posters, an artist-curated library and a microphone, the artists help us consider how we might use our power and influence in making fair demands. 

Initiated and conceived by Nadja Pelkey.

About the artists: Hiba Abdallah & Justin Langlois

Justin Langlois is an artist, writer, and educator. His practice explores public art, social engagement, and creative pedagogy through text-based works, long-term participatory projects, and public installations. His work has been presented at the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Toronto), Conflux New York, Nuit Blanche (Toronto), Creative Time Summit (Venice Biennale), Open Engagement (Pittsburgh), CAFKA (Kitchener), Art Souterrain (Montreal), Art Moves (Poland), Manif D’art Biennial (Quebec City), along with galleries and artist-run centres across Canada. He is currently the Interim AVP Research and Dean of Graduate Studies at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and lives and works as an uninvited guest on unceded Coast Salish Territory in Vancouver, Canada. 

Hiba Abdallah is a text-based artist who often works collaboratively. Her practice explores the systemic and structural legacies of public life by researching the intersections of hospitality, agitation, and disagreement as productive frameworks for re-imagining collective agency. She has created work across media—from public interventions to community projects, gallery exhibitions, and publications. 

Her recent exhibitions and public projects include 100 years then and hereafter at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Everything I Wanted to Tell You for Nuit Blanche Scarborough, Rehearsing Disagreement for MOCA Toronto and A List of Antagonisms for the CAFKA Biennial in Kitchener, ON. She currently lives and works as an uninvited guest on the traditional land of the Anishinaabe, the Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississauga’s of the Credit River. 

Other Exhibitions + Displays on now

See all exhibitions