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[Theatre] 49th Day at Next Stage

Reviewed by Allyson Aritcheta All Images by Zeeshan Safdar In Việt Nam, a young woman rushes through a cemetery, dropping before a grave. Shaking, she burns incense, makes offerings, and performs rituals, waiting for a sign from her deceased grandmother. Alone, the woman confronts her complicated relationship with her loved one. Weaving together poetry and drama,…


[Exhibition] Pattern (dis)Placement by Soheila Esfahani

By Allyson Aritcheta All images by Jing Tey Soheila Esfahani meditates on cultural translation by examining ornaments and souvenirs as vessels of “portable culture” in Pattern (dis)Placement (2019). The Iranian visual artist aims to disrupt cultural origins by exploring the spaces between cultures that influence the ornaments and souvenirs on display. The ornaments that Esfahani…


[Exhibition] Beyond Borders – CONTACT Photography Festival

By Allyson Aritcheta All images by Jing Tey OCAD University students test the things that separate us in Beyond Borders, examining themes that deal with physical, psychological, and societal divides. These works process borders in surreal and evocative ways. Immigration Inspired by the story of King Shahryar in One Thousand and One Nights—a tale of…

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