Events > Artist Talk/Lecture

02 Nov. 2022

Cloudbusting with Minh Nguyen and Nasrin Himada

Minh Nguyen and Nasrin Himada
7 - 9pm ET

In conjunction with Minh Nguyen’s The Islands residency, Nguyen and Nasrin Himada will read recent work and discuss writing through aesthetics, through political convictions, through the experiential, and busting through the cloud of violence with language and image.

Join us live at Art Metropole (896 College Street, Toronto), or online via Zoom.

Register for the online talk here

The Islands residency invites emerging and established arts writers and artists with a writing practice to propose a project to be executed across two unique locations. Residents spend a month on Fogo Island as part of Fogo Island Arts’ residency program, followed by two weeks on Toronto Island at Artscape Gibraltar Point. The projects culminate in a small publication funded, published and distributed by Art Metropole.

The Islands is a residency partnership conceived and organized by Art Metropole and Fogo Island Arts, with support from Artscape. This is the fifth iteration of The Islands, following residencies with writer and curator Nora N. Khan (2019); visual artist and writer Marion Coutts (2018); visual artist Merve Ünsal (2017); and curator, writer and publisher Joseph del Pesco (2017).

Minh Nguyen is a writer and organizer of exhibitions and programs. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Art in America, ArtAsiaPacific, frieze, and Momus, and most recently she curated what flies but never lands? at Chicago Cultural Center. She is an editor at Pioneer Works and a visiting scholar at New York University through the A/P/A Institute. Minh is currently at work on a book on socialist and communitarian aesthetics, forthcoming with Art Metropole.

Nasrin Himada is a Palestinian writer and curator currently based in Kingston on Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory. Their writing on contemporary art has appeared in many national contemporary art publications, including Canadian Art, C Magazine, MICE, and Fuse. Nasrin’s recent project For Many Returns typifies their current curatorial interests. The series is designed as a way to explore the possibilities of art writing as a relational act. Since its debut at Dazibao in Montréal, it has toured across Canada, the US and Europe. They currently hold the position of Associate Curator at Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

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