Thu, Mar 12, 2020 01:00PM
Price: Free with Museum admission
First-, second-, and third-generation immigrants are a growing global population of people raised in a culture other than that of their parents. All 15 artists in the exhibition Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From identify themselves in that population – together, they represent 25 countries. Join exhibition co-curator Marianne Fenton as she discusses the making of this exhibition, which is a collaboration between the Aga Khan Museum and Fondazione Imago Mundi, and talks about the artists’ “hybrid” experience. She’ll reflect on how it allows them to see the world from multiple perspectives simultaneously, and create artwork that reflects their multiple cultural roots. With its focus on the advantages and challenges of being the child of immigrants, this is a talk sure to resonate with many Torontonians.
Marianne Fenton is an artist and art history scholar who joined the Aga Khan Museum in 2017. She completed her Masters in Fine Arts at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, and holds an MA in Contemporary Art History from OCAD University, Toronto.