Naqvi, Zinnia

Zinnia Naqvi, A Border Passage, 2019

Numéro de lot : 

24
A Border Passage

Yours to Discover (depuis 2019) jette un regard sur des photos retrouvées de la famille de Naqvi visitant des destinations touristiques populaires de l’Ontario, en vue de comprendre et de réexaminer les idéaux communément reconnus de la culture canadienne. Les images au premier plan représentent la famille de l’artiste, croquée vers la fin des années 1980 alors qu’elle envisageait d’émigrer au Canada.

Naqvi considère trois sites et la façon dont on les a scénographiés dans le but d’éduquer le public sur les idéaux et les valeurs du Canada. Les chutes du Niagara illustrent la force supérieure des phénomènes naturels canadiens ; la tour du CN représente les progrès technologiques et architecturaux ; quant au jardin et au village miniature Cullen, ce sont des modèles à petite échelle de communautés canadiennes « idéales ».

Inkjet print,
  • 2019
60.3 x 75.6 cm |
1/5

Valeur estimée : 

2 200 $

Zinnia Naqvi is an interdisciplinary artist based in Tkaronto/Toronto. She examines issues of colonialism, cultural translation, language, and gender through the use of photography, video, the written word, and archival material. Recent projects have included archival and re-staged images, experimental documentary films, video installations, graphic design, and elaborate still-lifes. Her artworks often invite the viewer to question her position and working methods.

Naqvi’s work has been shown across Canada and internationally. She is a recipient of the 2019 New Generation Photography Award organized by the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada and was awarded an honourable mention at the 2017 Karachi Biennale in Pakistan. She is a member of EMILIA-AMALIA Working Group, an intergenerational feminist collective. She received a BFA in photography studies from X University and an MFA in studio arts from Concordia University. Recent solo exhibitions were presented at Dazibao and Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain in Montreal. Her work is in private and public collections, including the Scotiabank Fine Art Collection.