Chapter 2: The Darkroom is a multidisciplinary virtual exhibit curated by Abdullah Qureshi, a visiting researcher and doctoral candidate at York University, which will run Oct. 28 to 31.
The exhibit looks at cruising, erotic spaces and practices that are traditionally understood as sexually promiscuous and, as such, are morally rejected or pushed to the peripheries by the dominant heteronormative society. The exhibit challenges and reclaims histories of orientalism, and it activates and disrupts spaces that are otherwise considered dangerous, opening up the possibilities of sex and gender expression from queer, Muslim, and migratory perspective.
The four-day exhibit program features artistic contributions, films and talks. The full schedule, artists, contributors and registration for the exhibit can be found on Facebook at https://fb.me/e/4FTg2dtaJ and Instagram @mythologicalmigrations.
On Oct. 28, at 10 a.m., the exhibit will formally launch with an introduction featuring Qureshi. Register in advance at https://yorku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuf-igpjosEtxEX5pxja_3ytfnZLv4cBm1. Then at 12:30 p.m., there will be a panel discussion featuring artists Abdi Osman and Yara El Safi in conversation with Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Register in advance at https://yorku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtf–vrDMoEtZCWt-R2qGP8vwxRIfYtx1W.
This event is free and co-sponsored by The School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, The Sexuality Studies Program and the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design at York University.