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SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) is a non-profit, nomadic artist-run organization dedicated to fostering imaginative thought among artists and curators of colour and integrating them into the Canadian contemporary arts ecology through frameworks of self-representation.

Programming

 

A RIFLE AND A BAG

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival for the presentation of A RIFLE AND A BAG by directors Cristina Hanes, Arya Rothe, & Isabella Rinaldi

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Erdem Taşdelen: A Minaret for the General's Wife

We are excited to announce that Erdem Taşdelen: A Minaret for the General's Wife will be on view at Mercer Union

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Nasir

We are happy to co-present Nasir by Arun Karthick at Rendezvous With Madness 2020, along with the Tamil World Initiative, ANBU and the Canadian Tamil Congress

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Open Call: Monitor 14

We are looking for submissions for the upcoming edition of MONITOR, our experimental film and video program ! MONITOR 14 will be programmed by Rasha Salta.

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Ishtar's International Network of Feral Gardens

SAVAC invites you to join Ishtar’s International Network of Feral Gardens, a playful, experimental food sovereignty initiative.

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Cultural Suppression and Revival

Please join us for a panel discussion about the suppression of Palestinian arts and culture, and artists who support Palestinian human rights with TPFF.

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Open Call: ADA-DADA

SAVAC is seeking participants for the 2020-2021 ADA-DADA Artist Residency: a collaborative production residency and learning community asking how artists can reclaim and reposition data as a form of counter-culture. The program is curated by Maria Alejandrina Coates.

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P. Mansaram

We are thrilled to announce that P. Mansaram: The Medium is the Medium is the Medium will be on view at the Art Gallery of Burlington.

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Nimtoh (Invitation)

We are happy to co-present the closing night film at the 2020 Images Festival: Nimtoh (Invitation) by Saurav Rai.

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My Lovely Lunarite

We are happy to co-present this program of short films curated by Aaditya Aggarwal at the 2020 Images Festival.

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Annual General Meeting

Please join us in celebrating a remarkable year of art and community at our AGM on Monday 24 February 2020 !

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Recipes, Finished and Unfinished

SAVAC is pleased to invite you to a three-part program Recipes, Finished and Unfinished with artist Michael Rakowitz, to be held on 18-19 November 2019.

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They Built For Eternity

The Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (WAHC) and SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre) present They Built for Eternity*, a group exhibition that shares the stories of migrant construction workers and laments the human cost of labour in the global economy.

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We Have Always Been Here

Moderated by Laila Malik, join Samra Habib for a reading from her triumphant new memoir We Have Always Been Here.

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Monitor 13

SAVAC is pleased to present our bi-yearly experimental film and video program MONITOR 13: Dance on my head and scratch my heart, curated by Sharlene Bamboat and Priya Sen.

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Chaos

SAVAC is happy to co-present Chaos by Sara Fattahi with Workman Arts/Rendezvous with Madness. Chaos tells the story of three women in three cities and asks: what’s the effect of war on the human spirit?

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Flight Mode

Curated by Prachi Khandekar, Flight Mode questions the effects of the departure of solitude from our schedules.

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The Loudspeaker and the Tower

In partnership with Trinity Square Video, we are pleased to present The Loudspeaker and the Tower featuring works by artist Manar Moursi.

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Domestic Cinema

We are happy to co-present "Domestic Cinema" as a part of the 2019 Images Festival.

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Priya Sen

SAVAC is pleased to invite Priya Sen to Toronto, ON for an artist residency. Her work explores form, ethnography, music, and migration in different urban contexts. We will be screening her latest film, Yeh Freedom Life/This Freedom Life (2018).

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Fakepicnik

SAVAC’s annual wintertime picnic, Fakepicnik, is coming up soon. Join us on Thursday 28 February 2018.

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2019 AGM

You are invited to SAVAC’s 2019 Annual General Meeting. Apply to join the board today!

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las cosas que se quedan / the things that remain

SAVAC is pleased to present Coco Guzman's graduate student exhibition,
las cosas que se quedan / the things that remain.

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Demons in Paradise

SAVAC is happy to co-present Demons in Paradise by Jude Ratnam with Workman Arts/Rendezvous with Madness and ANBU (Abuse Never Becomes Us). It is a groundbreaking documentary about Sri Lanka's devastating civil war.

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Pandi

In partnership with Tangled Arts + Disability, SAVAC will be screening Maria-Saroja Ponnambalam's film Pandi, which looks at mental health in South Indian communities.

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Weather to Store

In partnership with FADO Performance Arts Centre, SAVAC is pleased to present Weather to Store, a durational performance by artist Kristina Guison.

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Suite 450
401 Richmond St. W.
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Canada

1 (416) 542-1661
info@savac.net

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Monday - Thursday
10am - 5pm
by remote appointment only

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