Opening Events: Wael Shawky

Free parking is available at the ICBC parkade, adjacent to Lonsdale Quay Market after 6pm and on weekends.

Relatedexhibition: Wael Shawky: Al Araba Al Madfuna

Please join us for a conversation and opening reception with Wael Shawky on Thursday, October 17 at 7pm.

This exhibition brings the extraordinary and timely art of Wael Shawky to the west coast for the first time. Shawky’s ambitious, multilayered film productions look at the ways in which history and mythologies are recorded, highlighting the fallibility of cultural memory, while offering critical perspectives on our current narratives of uncertainty and change. Shawky brings into dialogue real and imagined histories of the Arab world in provocative retellings that pose timely questions about truth and fabulation.

7pm: A Conversation with Wael Shawky
8pm: Opening Reception

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This presentation is part of The Polygon Gallery's new exhibition series New Perspectives: revealing diverse perspectives, untold stories, and new voices in visual art.

Generously supported by the Munford Family Foundation

Image: Wael Shawky, Al Araba Al Madfuna III, 2016, video still (detail), courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg