• Add to Collection
  • Tools Used
  • About

    About

    The sorrow is in the curtains, the distress is in the vitrine, the pain is in the carpet and on the labels and the shelves, the authority is on t… Read More
    The sorrow is in the curtains, the distress is in the vitrine, the pain is in the carpet and on the labels and the shelves, the authority is on the walls. For their exhibition at Blackwood Gallery, Sameer Farooq and Mirjam Linschooten take the ethnographic museum as a subject, exaggerating its repeated forms and revealing the “blueprints of distress” of its makers (to borrow from anthropologist Ann Laura Stoler). In Farooq and Linschooten’s treatment of museum display as an aesthetic medium, a complex space of social codes, ideological agendas, and haphazard protocols emerge from the glass. Proposing alternative models of display, this site-specific installation reflects on the ways by which cultural artifacts can be transformed into public knowledge, all the while recognizing that the fingerprints of the institution will always be on the material. Read Less
    Published:
Created as a Studio Assistant & Public Programming Intern for Blackwood Gallery. This video expands on the Exhibit "The Figure in the Carpet" from artists Sameer Farooq & Mirjam Linschooten's regarding the research & development for this new exhibit. 
Blackwood Gallery
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road 
Mississauga, Ontario
L5L 1C6, Canada
Tel: 905-828-3789