EXHIBITION – TRANSFORMATIONS
September – December 2016
Ismaili Centre, Toronto – Exhibition Hall
Curated by Zulfikar Hirji, Transformations presents the work of four Canadian artists of Muslim background, Ali Kazimi, Faisal Anwar, Jamelie Hassan, and Fareena Chanda. The artists use a range of contemporary artistic tools including 3D stereoscopic video, social media, neon, optical lenses and industrial design to explore the inner life and its external expressions. Their works also make reference to Islam’s diverse esoteric visual and literary cultures.
Oceans Within/Surface Tension
September 10-September 28
Kazimi’s meditative diptych explores the multiple hidden trajectories of water and the limitations of human visual perception. The work employs extreme slow motion and stereoscopic 3D imagery to reveal the spectacular and seductive trajectories of water drops as they make their way to a liquid surface and burst into the air.