A colour photograph of keyon gaskin performing. keyon is kneeling in the middle of a black box theatre, with their left leg up, right knee on the ground, and their shaved head thrown back. They are wearing a navy trench coat and red high heel shoes. Surrounding them is an audience seated on low rise staging.

this is an artwork/ this is for you/ you are a community/ you are my material/ this is a prison/ leave when you want.

Jun 4, 2022
  • keyon gaskin



5 - 6 p.m.


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front





Western Front is pleased to present this is an artwork... a performance of keyon gaskin, as part of a series of live works to accompany the exhibition Touch and Tumble.

One of the reasons Western Front is interested in keyon gaskin’s work is how it does away with the traditional divide between spectators and artist, inviting audience members to move throughout the performance space and challenging them to experience the work in unforeseen ways.

Space is limited, and tickets are required to be purchased in advance.

About the Artist

keyon gaskin prefers not to contextualize with their credentials.


Presented with the support of the Government of Canada.

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.