Griffin Art Projects
- 1174 Welch St
Opening Feb 11 Alibaba Conundrum is an artist collective formed by Vancouver-based artists Ali Ahadi and Babak Golkar, presents its debut exhibition at Griffin Art Projects. This project considers how the English language and its enduring global impact directly but quietly conditions everyday experience and how it surreptitiously shapes individual subjects and citizens by posing as the ‘norm.’ In their work Alibaba Conundrum also explores the English language as a diasporic structure. Tracing the artists’ migration from Farsi to the English language, this project critically examines how different ways of seeing and processes of creating and presenting subjectivities are produced through media and via cybernetics, under the hegemony of the English language. The project further explores how socio-economic structures reproduce themselves through image-based platforms, and how these adhere to modes of late capitalism within contemporary life. Opening reception: Feb 10, 6-8pm
Visit griffinartprojects.ca/exhibitions/alibaba-conundrum for more info.