January 21 – February 22, 2015 Student Gallery, Ryerson Image Centre
For this 2014 experimental film Seaview (2014), Zinnia Naqvi travelled to her parents' homeland of Karachi, Pakistan to compare childhood memories with lived experience. Combining home video and recent footage along with text, conversations, and testimonials that often contradict the imagery, Seaview reveals the complications of translating culture across time and seas. Naqvi confronts her personal struggle between the ideals of Western and Eastern societies, ultimately confounding any single understanding of Pakistani society.
Opening Reception Wednesday, January 21 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Artist Talk Zinnia Naqvi Tuesday, February 3 3:00 – 5:00 PM 122 Bond Street, room IMA-307