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Digital Diasporas with Joey Ramona and New Ways of Worship Zine Launch

Thu November 12 @ 17:30 - 18:30

As part of our collaboration with Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist Joey Ramona, the first featured artist of our contemporary arts cycle Permanence, we are thrilled to announce the November edition of our Digital Diasporas series. This session will feature not only an artist presentation, but the launch of a new zine publication!

Join Joey and the curatorial team at the Museum of Jewish Montreal on Zoom to learn about Joey’s work as a Queer Jewish tattoo artist, their experiences with their practice through the pandemic, and the creation of their new zine New Ways of Worship as part of their collaboration with the Museum of Jewish Montreal. As a self-identified Queer, feminist Jewish artist, Ramona uses tattooing to delve into deeper avenues of self-expression that relate not only to their identity, but also to the Jewishness of their clients. Come learn about this new radical way of Jewish celebration and ritual with Joey Ramona!

Attendees to this event will have the chance to receive a free copy of Joey’s zine shipped to their house. The first 80 registrants to Digital Diasporas with Joey Ramona will receive a bound, colour copy of New Ways of Worship in the mail. Don’t forget to include your address when registering! Only attendees living in Canada with a Canadian shipping address are eligible for this free mail-out.

About Joey Ramona

Joey Ramona a multi-disciplinary artist from Toronto, Ontario, specializing in tattooing. They have been tattooing professionally for 13 years, and graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. As well as tattooing, Joey maintains a steady painting practice, and has recently ventured into making Judaica, like kippot and mezuzah covers. They also make zines and other DIY literature, and their work has been featured in Jewish Currents, Hey Alma, and Inside Out.

About Permanence Art Cycle at MJM

Permanence began as the theme for the Museum’s 2020-2021 art exhibition cycle. Reoriented and adapted for a socially-distanced and increasingly digital world, this cycle invites artists to question and examine the many permutations of ‘forever.’ Through a series of artistic innovations and events, we invite the public to consider permanence in a moment of flux, whether in the ephemera of [in]stability, the way we make lasting spaces for our communities, the unseen but constant presences that shape us, or the quiet, determined mutability of the seemingly eternal.

About Digital Diasporas Event Series

Much as a diaspora describes the dispersal of a people across space, this series explores the new movements artists are taking away from their practice in the digital world or how they are working in ways that forge new communities and connections despite geographic distance. In short, it’s a series about being apart, together. Join us each month as selected artists take us through their practice prior to the pandemic, their innovations in response to social distancing, and their visions for the future.

This event is free and will be held via Zoom. Please register in advance by clicking this link. You will receive the Zoom link one hour before the event. If you wish to make a donation, you’ll have the option to do so upon registration. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

This event was made possible through the ROI Community Grassroots Events program.