Date: Sunday February 4th, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm — 6:00 pm

Cost: Admission by donation, includes access to the Museum galleries.

Come raise a glass with us on the closing day of From Slander’s Brand.

Music by Mikubat


RSVPs are helpful

Admission is is by donation, courtesy of BMO Financial Group


About Mikubat
Mikubat aka Parsa Nazeri (b. 2000 in Tehran) is a multifaceted DJ who is interested in the collision of Iranian party culture with electronic music scenes.

About From Slander’s Brand
The three-person exhibition features artworks that are durational, monumental, and archival in nature. Each is the culmination of years of artistic labour created in response to pivotal moments of historical transformation and trauma. Individually, and in the dialogue between their works, Hannah Darabi, Rachel Khedoori and Ron Terada ask how art—through archival acts that parallel reportage—might act as witness, interlocutor, and critical reflector. At heart is the question of how artworks give form to events that defy description.

About Hannah Darabi
Hannah Darabi (b. 1981 in Tehran, lives and works in Paris) is an Iranian artist and photographer. She studied at Tehran’s College of Fine Arts and then at the University of Paris VIII-Saint-Denis. Although she now lives in Paris, her country of origin remains the main subject of most of her photographic series, in which her photographs interact with other materials, such as text, archival images, music and objects, to show the unique political situation and economic conditions in her country. Among many honors, in 2019, Enghelab Street, a Revolution Through Books, Iran 1979-1983 earned the Historical Book Award at the Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles; and in 2023 Hannah Darabi was granted the Bernd and Hila Becher Promotion Prize by the City of Düsseldorf for her outstanding contribution to photographic art.

About Rachel Khedoori

Australia-born, Zurich-based artist Rachel Khedoori is known for work that reinterprets the architecture of domestic or familiar spaces. She often reconstructs rooms that challenge viewers’ perceptual experience by interweaving mirrors, films, and scale models into an installation. Khedoori also utilizes books, film, and photography to symbolize the act of documentation, encouraging viewers to reconsider the conditions of reportage and representation. Her work serves as a metaphor for the instability of memory and challenges viewers to reconsider the boundary between reality and imagination. Khedoori gained international recognition with her first comprehensive solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel and Kunstverein Braunschweig in 2001. She studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, as well as the University of California in Los Angeles CA.

About Ron Terada
Ron Terada (b. 1969 in Vancouver; lives and works in Vancouver) has developed a wide-ranging conceptual art practice over more than two decades, which includes painting, photography, video, and music, as well as publications, posters, billboards, and signage. Most of Terada’s work is text-based, appropriating material from a variety of sources, from pop culture to conceptual art. Terada is a graduate of the Emily Carr College of Art and Design. In 2006, he was awarded the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award, Visual Art, from the Canada Council for the Arts, and in 2004, he won the VIVA Award, Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts, Vancouver.

Generously supported by
Mark and Diana Sawers
Terrence and Lisa Turner
Bruno Wall

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