Sara Niroobakhsh: Zaghareet
On view May 4 to September 2, 2019
About the Exhibition
A zaghroutah (plural zaghareet) is a piercing cry. When presented through multiple voices this ululation recalls the pagan worship of hidden gods that never left our plane, but who lie just beneath the surface of our collective consciousness. In Niroobakhsh’s interactive, multi-channel video installation, looping and overlapping videos of women performing zaghareet respond to the movement of the visitor. For Niroobakhsh, the exposure of a Western audience to a cry, which communicates many meanings and purposes, is part of her ongoing exploration of femininity as expressed through Middle Eastern cultural practices.
Image: Sara Niroobakhsh, Zaghareet
(detail), 2019, multi-channel video installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.
Friday, May 10, 2019
7 to 9 PM
Join us to celebrate the opening of the Varley Art Gallery of Markham’s summer exhibitions, Nava
Waxman: Choreographed Marks and Sara
Niroobakhsh: Zaghareet. The exhibition will be celebrated with pop-up gallery tours, and light refreshments. More details to come, follow us on social media for event updates.
An engaging gallery tour of the new exhibition by Varley Art Gallery Staff.
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