August 24 to September 30
Virtual tour: September 19 at noon on Facebook Live
In-person tour with curator: September 21 at 6:30 pm
Artist talk + reception: September 28 from 6–8 pm
Edmonton based artist Riaz Mehmood strives to capture the complexities of his homeland, Khyber Paskhtunkhwa, Pakistan. On December 16, 2014, 134 school children and 15 adults were killed when heavily armed militants stormed the Army Public School & College in nearby Peshawar. As a vital tool of resistance, the community is committed to remembering those who were lost, in their continued search for justice. In Remember/Resist/Relive, Mehmood tenderly crafts a space to honour this terrible loss, and to gently hold their grief.
Image credits: Riaz Mehmood, Kawtaray / Pigeons, video, 2020.