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Blood Ties curated by Geneviève Wallen and Eve Tagny

Omar Badrin, Aditi Ohri, Shahir Omar-Qrishnaswamy, Fallon Simard, Eve Tagny

February 17, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Essay by Geneviève Wallen and Eve Tagny

February 17 – March 24, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday, February 17,

 Blood Ties explores the spiritual and material bonds that shape familial histories and intimacies. By presenting narratives of individuals from transnational and translocal families, this exhibition demonstrates the ways in which multi-local identities embody a web of geographical encounters and cultural memories. The selected artworks demonstrate how one’s familial identity is subjected to social and spatial negotiations underlining periods of longing, absence and change. This exhibition examines contemporary family “units” as a threshold allowing conversations about one’s relationship to their immediate landscape, spaces connected to ancestral memories, and cultural exchanges mapping colonial legacies

Blood Ties is part of Myseum Intersections 2017, an annual festival of exhibits exploring different perspectives on the city’s natural, cultural, and historical diversity.

Image: Fallon Simard, Womb (video still)