Aga Khan in Toronto showcases Canadian and Islamic art

In 1971 Syracuse’s Everson Museum mounted a Yoko Ono exhibition entitled “This Is Not Here,” complete with an opening attended by ex-Beatle husband John Lennon and a host of musician friends to mark the occasion and concurrently celebrate her husband’s 31st birthday.

In “Here,” an exhibit at Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum, the questions raised in “This Is Not Here” continue to seek answers, as “Here,” is subtitled “Locating Contemporary Canadian Artists.” While “Here’s” 21 participating artists are Canadian citizens, most live and create globally, as “What does it mean to be a Canadian artist?” is a prominent question, perhaps lending allure to “This Is Not Here’s” tenets, and fueling contemplation for Curator Swapnaa Tamhane’s “What is being here?” investigation.

WTF did I just read? Random words and punctuation?

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  • PaulW

    What did you just read? Globalist, post-modernist gibberish, I’d suggest: everyone is the same, essentially; there are no objective measures of art (or of anything else for that matter) so art is whatever we choose to define it as; all cultures are more or less the same and equally significant (that is, equally lacking in objective meaning or significance). With such a worldview it makes one wonder why anyone tries to do anything. Come to think of it, though, post modernism is a close cousin of the absolute despair and emptiness of nihilism.

  • ontario john

    Oh you mean the billionaire muslim con man, that little Justin gives millions of tax payer dollars to every year?? I’m sure Super Socks already has that trip to the island marked on his calendar.

  • shasta

    “WHAN that Aprille with his shoures soote
    The droghte of Marche hath perced to the roote,
    And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
    Of which vertu engendred is the flour;”

    14th century English is easier to read and understand than the product of modern education.

  • tom_billesley

    The exhibition will prompt the question “Why am I here”.

  • simus1

    It is good to be Khan. (sigh)