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“By underlining hostilities towards displaced persons and migrating plants alike, through terminology used to describe both as foreign and invasive, Norouzi draws attention to the fragile and conflicted state of those who had to leave their homes behind.”

Exhibition: “Planting Displacement,” by Anahita Norouzi, Art Gallery of Guelph, September 14 – December 31, 2022.


Keywords: exhibitions, curatorial practice, art, contemporary, Anahita Norouzi, video, photographs, archive, installation, glass, cyanotype, sculpture, research, science, discipline, classification, taxonomy, politics, power, history, memory, colonialism, trade, interventions, extraction, violence, war, displacement, refugees, migrations, plants, species, giant hogweed, seeds, leaves, noxious weed, toxic, agriculture, environment, land, Iran, Southwest Asia, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Image: Anahita Norouzi and Amin Alsaden