Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Rah: SuperNova

Curated by Heather Anderson

15 September – 08 December 2019

The video installation SuperNova presents a parody of a futuristic talent show. The artist performs the role of seven characters, including Oreo, Fatimeh, and Coco, whose entries in the talent show examine issues of race and ethnic performance. Set in an intergalactic realm, SuperNova also explores “ethno-futurism” and challenges the euro-centric cultural gaze that represents eastern subjects as stagnant and frozen in time.

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