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Yasmin Nurming-Por

Rocks, Stones and Dust

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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ART CENTRE | TORONTO, ON
October 28 – December 18, 2015

Rocks, Stones and Dust, organized by John Hampton, Aboriginal curator-in-residence at the University of Toronto Art Centre (now the Art Museum at the University of Toronto), brings together work by sixteen artists to reimagine human relationships to rocks. Significantly, this exhibition encourages a reevaluation of our understanding of rocks as stagnant objects. In the curatorial text, Hampton cites philosopher Thomas Nagel’s 1974 essay “What is it like to be a Bat?”, in which Nagel argues that it is impossible for humans to understand a bat’s lived experience beyond our own perspective of what this experience might be. Read More

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