Art Gallery of Hamilton Celebrates Upcoming 2023 Summer Exhibitions

The Art Gallery of Hamilton is excited to open three new exhibitions during its Summer Exhibitions Opening Celebration on Thursday, June 22 from 6-9 pm.

In addition, they will be celebrating the launch of two AGH publications:
Nathan Eugene Carson: Black Carnival [Pre-order now]
Farheen Haq: I am my mother’s daughter / میں اپنی ماں کی بیٹی ہوں
Both artists will be in attendance signing copies of their catalogues, hot off the press!

Be the first to see the exhibitions listed below, enjoy Free Admission to the entire Gallery, and refreshments in the Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Pavilion.

Farheen Haq , Aankh band ke dekho (Close your eyes and see) video still, 2022, Courtesy of the artist.

میں اپنی ماں کی بیٹی ہوں
I am my mother’s daughter

On view June 23 – December 31, 2023

Farheen Haq’s debut solo exhibition in this region explores intergenerational relationships, focusing on her mother’s experience as a Muslim bride in 1970s Canada. Through performance, video, and sculpture, Haq reflects on her family’s responsibilities toward reconciliation and the legacy she carries into the future as a mother and artist.

Media Partner: Rungh

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Xu Tan, When My Mother Lost in the Woods, 2015-2018, still screen image from video installation. Courtesy of the artist.

Breathing in China: Art, Ethics, and Environment

On view June 17 – December 31, 2023

Guest curator Yan Zhou organized several artist exchange trips between Canada and China, fostering new works on the climate crisis. Breathing in China features 15 artists who use diverse mediums like drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and video to explore smog as a symbol of our climate emergency.

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Melissa General, Nitewaké:non, photograph on vinyl (2015)

RBC Artist in Residence: Melissa General

On view May 20, 2023 – March 31, 2024

Melissa General will be the RBC Artist in Residence for 2023, taking over the David Braley and Nancy Gordon sculpture atrium with an exhibition and evolving new body of work centred on her identity as a Mohawk artist from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory.

RBC Artist in Residence Presented by RBC Emerging Artist Program

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About the Art Gallery of Hamilton
Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest public art gallery in the region. Its permanent collection, which is focused on historical Canadian, 19th-century European, and International and Contemporary art, numbers more than 10,000 works and is recognized as one of Canada’s finest. The AGH is a vital creative hub and centre of lifelong learning that enables people of all ages to enrich their lives by gaining a deeper understanding of art. The Gallery is supported by the City of Hamilton, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

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