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Erdem Taşdelen : A Minaret for the General’s Wife
Nov 21 - Aug 14 2021 - 59 days left
In A Minaret for the General’s Wife, the minaret becomes a metaphor for that peculiar and potent feeling of being corporeally out of place, for structures built in locations where they seemingly don’t belong, and for objects brought out of context—in other words; displacement, appropriation, and extractivism. In his search to uncover the origins of the Kėdainiai Minaret, Erdem Taşdelen takes up these tensions through an array of disparate and tangentially related materials, assembling miscellanea in a web of relational and spatial collage.
Space: The BAU | Functioning Circuits: GreenPort
Apr 04 - Aug 14 2021 - 59 days left
Black Artists Union (BAU) in collaboration with Kanna Anigbogu illustrate the ethos of GreenPort Cannabis: Healing, Community, Growth and Unity.
ma ma : in residence
Apr 12 - Jun 28 2021 - 12 days left
Mercer Union has invited Toronto-based collective ma ma for an extended term of curatorial research through public events and engagements. ma ma | in residence begins with Fast Forward: Speculative Institutions, a three-part program on speculation and imagination that will consider how institutional critique can be a catalyst for institutional change. These programs—which include guest speakers Claire Bishop and Chaédria LaBouvier—will reflect on radical practices in writing and curating that can lead to material transformation and ethical futures.