23 May 2018 7pm - 8pm
Nasrin Himada’s writing and curatorial series For Many Returns challenges traditional forms of art writing and reading. Instead of talking or writing about the art work as a way to analyse, explain, or interpret the object in question, this series focuses on the ways in which art can be a catalyst in constituting a radical, intimate, and poetic ecology. For Many Returns is engaging with art practice as a relation, rather than as representation. Himada will introduce modes of expression that bring into articulation scenes of daydreams and memories alongside an art work. The intention is to be with the art work, to write and talk beside it, not about it. This reading-performance reads as a love note to works of art, as a correspondence with the process of building decolonial strategies with art, one that engages the relation between image, poetry and sound.
Nasrin Himada is a Palestinian writer, editor and curator based in Tio’tia:ke (Montréal), in Kanien’kehá:ka territory. Her writing on contemporary art has appeared in Canadian Art, C Magazine, Critical Signals, The Funambulist, Fuse Magazine and MICE Magazine, among others. She is the co-editor of contemptorary.org.
This event is presented as part of Mercer Union’s ongoing fORUM critical conversation series, including talks, lectures, interviews, screenings and performances at Mercer Union. Free as always.
Due to a limited capacity, we advise guests to arrive on time.
Doors will open at 6:30PM