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“Directly or implicitly, these artists raise polemical questions about the ways in which violence casts dark shadows onto archives, and think—in expansive and speculative ways—about the challenges of remembering a distressing past.”

Exhibition: “Unruly Archives,” group exhibition with Ali Eyal, Emily Jacir, Walid Raad, and Zineb Sedira, Blackwood Gallery, January-March 2022.


Keywords: exhibitions, curatorial practice, art, contemporary, Zineb Sedira, Emily Jacir, Walid Raad, Ali Eyal, alternative, counter, archives, depositories, history, past, knowledge, social, justice, politics, global, transnational, war, conflict, instability, vioelence, memory, representation, culture, nationhood, belonging, colonialism, genocide, oil, environment, pain, grief, tragedy, catastrophe, Algeria, Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Arab, South West Asia, North Africa, diaspora, Mississauga, Canada

Image: Ali Eyal and Toni Hafkenscheid