Blood Ties - XPACE exhibition with OCAD U graduate students and alumni

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Blood Ties

February 17 to March 24, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, February 17, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

XPACE Cultural Centre, 303 Lansdowne Ave

Artists: Omar Badrin (IAMD MFA, 2015), Aditi Ohri, Shahir Omar-Qrishnaswamy, Fallon Simard (IAMD MA candidate, 2017), Eve Tagny
Curators: Geneviève Wallen (CCP MFA, 2015) and Eve Tagny

Blood Ties explores the spiritual and material bonds that shape familial histories and intimacies. By presenting narratives of individuals from transnational and translocal families, this exhibition demonstrates the ways in which multi-local identities embody a web of geographical encounters and cultural memories. The selected artworks demonstrate how one’s familial identity is subjected to social and spatial negotiations underlining periods of longing, absence and change. This exhibition examines contemporary family “units” as a threshold allowing conversations about one’s relationship to their immediate landscape, spaces connected to ancestral memories, and cultural exchanges mapping colonial legacies.

More info: http://www.xpace.info/exhibition-event/blood-ties/

More info on the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm

More info on the Criticism & Curatorial Practice program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/criticism-and-curatorial-practice.htm

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Blood Ties

February 17 to March 24, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, February 17, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

XPACE Cultural Centre, 303 Lansdowne Ave

Artists: Omar Badrin (IAMD MFA, 2015), Aditi Ohri, Shahir Omar-Qrishnaswamy, Fallon Simard (IAMD MA candidate, 2017), Eve Tagny
Curators: Geneviève Wallen (CCP MFA, 2015) and Eve Tagny

Blood Ties explores the spiritual and material bonds that shape familial histories and intimacies. By presenting narratives of individuals from transnational and translocal families, this exhibition demonstrates the ways in which multi-local identities embody a web of geographical encounters and cultural memories. The selected artworks demonstrate how one’s familial identity is subjected to social and spatial negotiations underlining periods of longing, absence and change. This exhibition examines contemporary family “units” as a threshold allowing conversations about one’s relationship to their immediate landscape, spaces connected to ancestral memories, and cultural exchanges mapping colonial legacies.

More info: http://www.xpace.info/exhibition-event/blood-ties/

More info on the Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/art-media-design-masters.htm

More info on the Criticism & Curatorial Practice program: http://www.ocadu.ca/academics/graduate-studies/criticism-and-curatorial-practice.htm

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