2 Fik: His And Other Stories

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2 Fik: His And Other Stories
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Assuming the multiple roles of artistic director, photographer and model, 2Fik stages elaborate tableaux in which he single-handedly plays a cast of characters, both male and female, often re-enacting familiar compositions derived from famous paintings. His photo and performance based works toy with reality and dismantle stereotypes, destabilizing the viewer’s assumed points of reference.

His and Other Stories brings together three recent bodies of work that examine cultural legacies as well as individual and national identity constructs. The centrepieces of the exhibition are his latest compositions that dismantle and reconfigure allegorical representations of nationhood reflected in several historic paintings.

Raising irreverent questions, these satirical reinterpretations subvert the absolutes of nationalistic discourses opening them up to the complex and pluralistic realities of today.

2Fik: His and Other Stories is a Primary Exhibition of the 2017 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Exhibition is generously supported by the Hal Jackman Foundation.

EXHIBITION: April 6 to June 4, 2017 | Curator: Mona Filip
SPRING OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 6 – 9 PM | FREE
ARTIST TALK: Sunday, April 9, 2017 | 2 PM | FREE

Full details: http://kofflerarts.org/
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By: Koffler Centre of the Arts

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