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DAWIT L. PETROS | SPAZIO DISPONIBILE

DAWIT L. PETROS | SPAZIO DISPONIBILE

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November 3, 2022 to January 21, 2023

From November 4, 2022, until January 21, 2023.

Presented in collaboration with renowned partners from the international art scene, this exhibition unveils a new body of work by Eritrean-born artist Dawit L. Petros. Highlighting the unexplored links between colonization, migration, and modernism, "Spazio Disponibile" refers to the colonial gaze that saw the lands of Africa as a space to occupy and exploit. The title also makes the exhibition itself a place to take in the complexity of formerly shadowed histories. Through archival documents and original works, Dawit L. Petros sheds light on the connections between the contemporary resurgence of nationalism and the repressed yet lingering memory of Italian colonization. "Spazio Disponibile" also addresses issues related to labor, to the pitfalls inherent to the constitution of nations, and to the intertwining of migration narratives.

Exhibition organized and circulated by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (Toronto, Canada) sponsored by The TD Ready Commitment and supported by Lead Donor Lonti Ebers

Curator: Irene Campolmi

Artist: Dawit L. Petros

- Opening on November 3 at 5:30 p.m.