Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Arabic Tour of Water Protectors with Muriel N. Kahwagi
Date and Time: Saturday, February 25, 2:30-3pm
Location: Third Floor Galleries
Free with gallery admission
Join Muriel N. Kahwagi, our new TD Curatorial Fellow, for an Arabic tour of Water Protectors, curated by Danielle Printup 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.
This exhibition brings together artists whose works explore the importance of water from Indigenous perspectives. Through their works, they explore how water is a sacred, living entity in need of care and protection. In bringing these works together, this exhibition calls attention to the need to care for the earth’s most sacred resource. Water Protectors pays special tribute to those who take up that important work and honours all Water Protectors across Turtle Island.
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.