OOO ORIGIN OF ORIGINS
June 3-25, 2021
Rad Hourani Gallery, Montreal


Muriel Ahmarani Jaouich invites works by Chantal Khoury, Joyce Jouma, Manel Benchabane, Rihab Essayh and Sundus Abdul Hadi to respond to her paintings. The exhibition aims to provoke dialogue and break apart preconceived notions of identity. One's origins stem from an entanglement that goes beyond what is legible. While the show recognizes overlaps and nuances even through the autonomy of these whole and unique identities. It overcomes what has been commonly stripped away by means of colonialism and cultural shifts.