The ArQuives Gallery is hosting a solo exhibition of artist and photographer Hamidah Hemani. The show titled pack un pack will feature a series of large and small format photography, which provocatively explores the definitions and constructs of “home, space and subculture” through a queer south Asian lens. pack un pack runs from March 1 to 31st, the exhibition opening will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2 – 5 pm, at 34 Isabella Street.
According to Hemani, “Most queer people lose homes when they come out. Either that is being physically kicked out from their houses or at an inner level where a significant amount of comfort zone is compromised.”
“Then we set out to build our homes and communities that reflect who we are. This exhibition will be about finding homes that the brown South Asian have built in the contemporary spaces. It will be an exploration of South Asian communities and subcultures.”