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Arabic Tour of Biocurious with Muriel N. Kahwagi

Date and Time: Saturday, March 18, 2:30-3pm

Location: Second Floor Galleries

Free with gallery admission

Join Muriel N. Kahwagi, our new TD Curatorial Fellow, for an Arabic tour of BioCurious, curated by Jennifer Matotek and Julie Rae Tucker. This tour will be among many to be led in Arabic throughout the year, in an effort to welcome the region’s Arabic-speaking visitors to AWE.

BioCurious is a group exhibition featuring artists that explore living matter as their subject matter, and in some cases, their artistic medium. The selected artists – who identify as Canadian and/or Indigenous; and as – create works that bridge the gap between science and art. They propose different ways we can understand living bodies and co-existence by intertwining scientific and cultural knowledge.

Muriel N. Kahwagi

Muriel N. Kahwagi works across writing, research, and programming. She has held editorial roles at both the Sursock Museum (2015-2021) and the Arab Image Foundation (2021-2022) in Beirut, and since 2022 has been a programmer at the Toronto Arab Film Festival. Her first edited volume, Al Qasid: The real and imagined histories of sung poetry, brings together contributions from scholars, artists, and composers, exploring the politics of archiving sung poetry, and the mediation and transmission of memories and folkloric traditions. This publication, released in November 2022, was supported by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) and Hammana Artist House.

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