In collaboration with Gallery 44, we are pleased to host Kathmandu-based artist, curator and activist NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati as artist-in-residence from November 15 to December 15, which will culminate in a solo exhibition in January 2016.
The Ontario Arts Council’s Exhibition Assistance program assists individual visual artists, craft artists and media artists with costs directly related to preparation for a confirmed, upcoming exhibition. These costs may include materials, framing and presentation, crating and transportation.
Curated by Leila Pourtavaf and Azar Mahmoudian, Monitor 11 “These Monsters are Real” conjures feelings of anxiety, fear and panic. While the reference to monsters elicits the realm of fiction and fantasy, the insistence on their realness re-centers experiences of horror and trauma, summoning images of mutated and abject beings.
This exhibition explores hybrid identities, critically dissecting ideas of multiculturalism, and analyzing the complications of watching uncertain political situations unfold in countries they have called home. Featuring works by Meera Margaret Singh, Surendra Lawoti, Abdullah M.I. Syed, Asma Sultana, and Tazeen Qayyum.