Nam Phi Dang Artist Talk | Curator's Tour of Spring Exhibitions
Spend your Sunday afternoon at the AGM! Artist Nam Phi Dang will speak about his photography practice and following Nam’s talk, AGM Curator Kendra Ainsworth will give a tour of the spring exhibitions: Ken Lum's A Matter of Life and Death and Nam Phi Dang’s Somewhere Else.
NAM PHI DANG | SOMEWHERE ELSE | XIT - RM
March 2 - April 16
Somewhere Else is a photo essay resulting from Nam Phi Dang's recent trip to Vietnam, the country from which his parents fled years ago. With this series of dream-like yet documentary images, Dang confronts tensions felt by those raised in one country but with cultural ties to another, and explores the disconnect between the perception and reality of ideas of heritage and homeland.
Nam Phi Dang is a photographer based in Mississauga. His work was selected for Magenta's Flash Forward 2016, a competition for emerging photographers in Canada, the UK and the US, and his photojournalism has been featured in Toronto Life, Vice and the Globe and Mail.
The XIT - RM is a project space showcasing emerging artists in the Mississauga, GTA and 905 regions. This exhibition is generously supported by the RBC Foundation.
KEN LUM | A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
March 2 - April 16
This exhibition brings together three bodies of work by internationally established Canadian artist Ken Lum, exploring notions of alternative portraiture, and the weaving of fictive and biographical detail in the stories we tell about ourselves and others in life and in death.
Vancouver-born Ken Lum has been an artist for over 35 years producing conceptual and representational art in a range of media, including painting, sculpture and photography. He is currently Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design. He is presently co-curator of Monument Lab: Creative Speculations for Philadelphia, a citywide exhibition of major commissions to open in the fall of 2017 in Philadelphia.