In her site-specific installation Aleppo, Syria December 17, 2016, Montreal-based artist Gisele Amantea questions the political effectiveness of photographs from conflict zones, but particularly the deluge of images from the Syrian Civil War. By radically altering our physical relationship to a news photograph of a ruined section of Aleppo that she visited before the war, Amantea asks us to insert ourselves into the image and thereby reconsider our connection to it and the place it represents.
Join her for a public conversation with journalist and professor Dr. Kamal Al-Solaylee, author of the national bestselling memoir Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes, which won the 2013 Toronto Book Award and was a finalist for the CBC’s Canada Reads. His latest book Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone) was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Awards for Nonfiction, the Trillium Book Award and won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.
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