Sara Niroobakhsh: Zaghareet

On view May 4 to September 2, 2019

Sara Niroobakhsh, Zaghareet (detail), 2019, multi-channel video installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

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.

Curated by Mahmoud Obaidi

Full Exhibition Text

Image: Sara Niroobakhsh, Zaghareet (detail), 2019, multi-channel video installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. 

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Opening Reception

Friday, May 10, 2019
7 to 9 PM
Free Admission

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.

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An engaging gallery tour of the new exhibition by Varley Art Gallery Staff.

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