Q+A Naghmeh Sharifi
Naghmeh Sharifi as part of MONTRÉAL MONOCHROME VI: SANCTUARY CITY?
In this series of ink drawings complemented by sculptural elements, I explore themes of transient identities and the psychology of the body both within and as a lived space / geography.
Naghmeh Sharifi is an Iranian/Canadian multidisciplinary artist based in Montreal. She holds a BA in visual arts and one in psychology from the University of British Columbia. Since 2006, her work has been exhibited in Tehran, Berlin, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Toronto and Skopje. In Montreal, she has presented her...
Letter Writing with EMILIA-AMALIA
Letter Writing with EMILIA-AMALIA
Zinnia Naqvi (on behalf of Emilia-Amalia collective)
Letter writing workshop
Letter writing has always been a political act: whether affirming admiration for an artist or activist, providing support to friends and colleagues, collectively voicing dissent and demanding change, or responding to world events in the editorial pages, the letter is a form that lends itself to feminist strategies of protest, collaboration, knowledge-sharing and world-building. For this session, as part of Montreal Monochrome VI, we would like to consider letter...
Birds Crossing Borders (Khadija Baker )
Birds Crossing Borders
For refugees and people who seek safety, borders are critical as they are essential to access this feeling. Safety will then shift according to the lived experiences of the past place, especially ones that are violent, and especially for those who have lived it. Borders are less relevant not because they are crossed but because the place is not at the center anymore: it is access to society, and to connect, which allow feelings of certainty that usually come with feelings of belonging. A live performance to tell...
Black Radical Imagination
7 pm - Screening followed by a discussion with Jheanelle Brown and Kamau Wainaina.
Black Radical Imagination is a film showcase programmed by Jheanelle Brown and Darol Olu Kae, and is originally co-founded by Erin Christovale and Amir George.
Black Radical Imagination stems from a series of discussions around the boundaries and limitations that are historically given to people of color. The filmmakers and artists in this year's program unflinchingly contend with Black suffering, resist spectacle and render traumatic histories, both personal and collective, without reinforcing...
DEAVANAH/دیـــــــــــــــوانـــه remembers an event that occurred in the past, in one language, as it unfolds in the present, in another. The two are only ever consolidated in the state of lunacy, while the deav (demon) in deavanah (lunatic) attests to the right of the alien to bestiality.
Gelare Khoshgozaran is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working across video-installation, performance and writing. Born and raised in Tehran and living in Los Angeles, she envisions the city as an imaginary space between asylum as 'the protection granted to a political refugee' and 'a...
Opening & members' appreciation night: MIRROR : MIROIR
MIRROR : MIROIR
articule Members’ Show 2018
Mirror mirror, tell me...
Who is articule? Over the past few years, the members of articule have been reflecting on the practice of art-making as well as on the practice of self-reflection in the context of marginalisation. Discussions on the concept of community, safe spaces, and on self-awareness are necessary for such types of reflection.
In the spirit of initiating an exercise of collective discussion, the theme of articule's 2018 Members' Exhibition will focus on self-reflection as well as a reflection of the...