Inspired by the Aga Khan Museum's exhibition IMAGE? The Power of the Visual, the SEEN National Virtual Exhibition examines self-representation through the lens of how we portray ourselves individually, as a community, and in the world at large.
In 2022, The Aga Khan Council for Canada, National Arts and Culture Portfolio invited members of the Canadian Ismaili community and others from various faiths and backgrounds to participate in a national virtual art exhibition. The selected pieces on display are all original artworks which met the assessment criteria and reflect the various themes of the IMAGE? The Power of the Visual exhibition. The four themes present are, power and authority, faith and spirituality, values and ideals, and identity and self.
Through visual art, short films, and spoken word, each piece in this exhibition portrays how the artists want to be seen and how the viewer understands themselves through these portrayals in order to empathize with humanity.
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