Photo Credit: Mona Kamal, Reflections on Memory, 2011. Photo credit: Terrance Houle.
For those of you who are in Toronto during the month of May, join me for the Opening Reception of DISLOCATIONS - A CONTACT Featured Exhibition that I’m Co-curating with Curator Sevan Injejikian.
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The Riverdale Hub presents:
Curated by Sevan Injejikian and Annie Sakkab
A Scotiabank CONTACT 2013 Featured Exhibition
Featuring Jamelie Hassan, Jin-me Yoon, Brett Gundlock, Annie Sakkab, Khadija Baker, Meral Pasha, and Mona Kamal
May 2 - May 26, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 2 from 6 pm - 9 pm
The Riverdale Hub Community Art Gallery
1326 Gerrard Street E
Toronto, ON M4L 1Z1
Mon - Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Sat : 1 pm - 6 pm
For more information, please contact Annie Sakkab at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website
Also, please visit the Featured Exhibitions page on the Festival’s website:
The Riverdale Hub and the Scotiabank CONTACT 2013 Photography Festival are pleased to present Dislocations at the Riverdale Hub Community Art Gallery from May 2 - 26, 2013. Dislocations brings together artists who explore the tenuous relationship between identity and place, and who investigate how movement has become a mode of being in the world during an era of globalization. The month-long exhibition features established and emerging artists from Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver, and highlights their aesthetic engagements with cultural dislocation.
Artists Annie Sakkab, Meral Pasha, Mona Kamal, Jin-me Yoon, Khadija Baker, Brett Gundlock and Jamelie Hassan consider how we negotiate a place for ourselves from one social environment to another. They examine what travels with us across personal, political, and social borders during different kinds of migratory trajectories, and what we leave behind. As discussions on place and identity have shifted towards more fluid understandings, the artists engage with particular kinds of uprootings and regroundings that are embodied and specific. Their work articulates a pluri-local sense of self which is gendered and cultured, and explores how visual culture informs the way we see ourselves in the world, as well as how others situate us in it.
About The Riverdale Hub Community Art Gallery
Located in the heart of Little India, The Riverdale Hub is a transformative space and green working environment informed by the values of diversity, sustainability and equality. The Hub’s social enterprises – like its Community Art Gallery – provide invaluable hands-on training opportunities to marginalized women and their families, enabling them to develop sustainable livelihoods.
The Hub focuses on employing the transformative power of art to engage the community in dialogue. This exhibition – like The Hub – aims to create a dialogue between the work of documentary photographers and visual artists, between the Hub and the Little India community, as well as between the women and youth who frequent the centre and the Festival’s diverse public.