Upcoming Exhibitions at the MacKenzie Art Gallery

Upcoming Exhibitions at the MacKenzie Art Gallery

October 17, 2018 at 9:00am

This fall, the MacKenzie Art Gallery will present two new exhibitions that show different approaches to artists confronting the power of the state, and the ways in which those states can determine people’s perceptions about the world around them. The October premiere of a new work by Garry Neill Kennedy focuses on the artist’s large-scale text paintings addressing the extra-judicial detention of Canadian Omar Khadr, drawing on the phrase “ya ummi, ya ummi,” Arabic for “oh mother, oh mother,” which Khadr repeated during his interrogation. In November, the MacKenzie will present Punk Orientalism, the first show to explore in depth the nonconformist contemporary art and artists of Central Asia, Caucasus, Iran and the Middle East, featuring more than 27 works from the late 1970s through today. Ya Ummi, Ya Ummi … opens October 20, 2018, and Punk Orientalism will open November 10, 2018.

To read more about these exhibitions click here.