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.
Not a Place on a Map: The Desh Pardesh Project is an oral history project, comprising a mentorship program, workshops, and two public events. Drawing from the history of the world-renowned festival and arts organization Desh Pardesh, Not a Place on a Map serves to facilitate intergenerational relationships between artists and activists of colour.
SAVAC is run by a volunteer Board of Directors, that is responsible for SAVAC’s management, budgeting, programming, staff, and the development of the group’s vision. Every year, the board is elected at the Annual General Meeting, which is open to all SAVAC members.
Curated by Azar Mahmoudian and Leila Pourtavaf, the program theme “These Monsters Are Real” speaks to the ways in which the imaginary and make-believe can emerge from the traumatic moments of our everyday reality.