Nep Sidhu : Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded)

Turions, Cheyanne. Nep Sidhu : Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded). Toronto, Ont.: Mercer Union, 2019.

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Abstract (English)

"Commemorating the spiritual role of tending to life in common, Sidhu has created a new body of work that includes a major tapestry, Medicine for a Nightmare (2019), that continues his When My Drums Come Knocking They Watch series. By examining the cultural role that percussion plays across cultures as a symbol of inheritance and becoming, Sidhu conjures a beat that carries ancestral connections forward in time. The exhibition also includes a new sculptural work, Formed in the Divine, Divine of Form (2019), that is charged with exemplifying the practices of community responsibility that characterize Sikh temple kitchens and cultivate cooperation through the practice of seva (selfless service). As gestures of memorialization, Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded) participates in a continuum of material and memorial practices that seek to redress the 1984 massacre and the engineered attempts at erasure of the Sikh communities that followed it." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues ; Brochures, booklets, leaflets, pamphlets
All Contributors: Turions, Cheyanne (Author)
Dossier: 410 - SIDHU, NEP
Collation: [8] p. (accordion fold) : col. ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781926627502
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Mercer Union
Artists: Sidhu, Nep
Critics / Curators / Historians: Turions, Cheyanne
Art Organizations: Mercer Union (Toronto)
Event Title: Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded)
Type: Exhibition
Location: Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art (Toronto, Ont.)
Dates: 9 Feb. - 23 Mar. 2019
Keywords: MEMORY; SIKH RELIGION; TAPESTRY
Copyright Statement: Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art
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Deposited by: Contractuel JCT
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2019 14:58
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2019 14:58
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/30354
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