Punk Orientalism Explores artists' relationship structures of power

Punk Orientalism Explores artists' relationship structures of power

November 9, 2018 at 8:00am

The MacKenzie Art Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of a new exhibition, Punk Orientalism. The exhibition explores the nonconformist contemporary art and artists of Central Asia, Caucasus, Iran and the Middle East. Punk Orientalism is curated by Sara Raza, an independent curator and writer based in New York City, and most recently the Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa.

Sara Raza will be in Regina to curate the exhibition and will attend our Fall Premiere and Reception, taking place Friday, November 9 at 7 PM at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

Raza will be joined by two artists with work in Punk Orientalism, Babi Badalov and Shahpour Pouyan. Badalov, born in Azerbaijan and currently residing in Paris, will be creating a visual text mural on-site before the opening on November 9, entitled OrnaMental Punk (2018). Pouyan’s work, a sculpture entitled Projectile 6 (2012), is made from iron and brass. Raza, Badalov, and Pouyan will take part in a curator and artist walkthrough of Punk Orientalism on November 10 at 2 PM. The event will be accompanied by a gallery facilitator who will provide Russian translation. All three will be available for interviews on November 9 as well as prior to and after the walkthrough on the afternoon of November 10.

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