Ways of Being Here

An OCAD University MFA thesis exhibition

Featuring artists Abedar Kamgari, Rah, and Alize Zorlutuna
Curated by Barbora Racevičiūtė
WHEN: March 2th – March 12th, 2016
WHERE: Open Space Gallery @ 49 McCaul Street
Opening Reception Wednesday March 2th, 6pm – 9pm

Ways of Being Here asks how contemporary art practice explores the implications of moving from a homeland to another country — of establishing oneself in relation to multiple places at once. It brings together the work of Abedar Kamgari, Rah, and Alize Zorlutuna, three multi-disciplinary artists who are actively engaged with their immigrant histories and presents. The work showcased in the exhibition considers the making of identity in, through, and against the places, cities, and nations in which we live.

Special Programming :

Friday March 4th, 12pm – 1pm 
Rah invites the community to participate in an interactive traditional Iranian dance workshop. Rah’s character Fatimeh will be teaching the audience poses, movements, and gestures of the dance. The performance promises to be fun, high energy, and Fatimeh’s creative spirit will engage the public to dance with her. A Q&A with the artist will follow.

Artist Talk, Tuesday March 8th, 3pm – 4pm
Please join us for a talk with artists Abedar Kamgari and Alize Zorlutuna, moderated by curator Barbora Racevičiūtė.

Curatorial Tour, Saturday March 12th, 12pm – 1pm
Please join us for a lunch time curatorial tour, organized in conjunction with the #trending: Mobilizing Art and Culture conference!