Join us at The New Gallery's Resource Center on Saturday October 7th, 2023 where Anahita Norouzi will guide a workshop on how to create beautiful anthotypes with plants and other natural materials! This workshop coincides with Norouzi's mainspace exhibition Planting Displacement which is on exhibition at The New Gallery until October 21st, 2023.
208 Centre St SE
T2G 2B6 Calgary, AB
There are 12 spots total to participate in this workshop, if you sign up and realize later that you can't make it, please be mindful and give your spot up to someone else who may want to participate!
Anahita Norouzi is a multidisciplinary artist, originally from Tehran and active in Montreal since 2018. She holds advanced degrees in Fine Arts and Graphic Design from Concordia University in Montreal. For the past 5 years, she has been traveling often between Iran and Canada to conduct her research which lies at the intersection of colonial histories, experiences of immigration and displacement, and the issue of identity and memory. Her practice is research-driven, instigated by marginalized histories and the legacies of botanical explorations and archeological excavations, particularly when scientific research became entangled in the colonial exploitation of non-Western geographies. Articulated across a range of materials and mediums including sculpture, installation, photography, and video, her work interrogates different cultural and political perspectives on the human and non-human “other,” underlining the complex space between the conflicted state of displaced people, plants, and cultural artifacts, and the responsibilities of the host country.
Read more about Planting Displacement Here: