WITH IC CONTEMPORARY
Join the IC Contemporary Art Bus Tour as they explore Toronto's leading art spaces and exhibitions. It's a full day filled with art galleries, museum lectures, and guided tours. The tour's third stop will be the Drake Hotel's Modern Wing Lobby, where you can enjoy a glass of sparkling wine while admiring artist Par Nair's current exhibition.
Artist Par Nair will be exhibiting “A Touching" (2023). "A Touching" is an installation where Nair has hand-embroidered a poem onto her mother’s red saree, as a way of responding to intergenerational knowledge transmissions and translations. Nair wanted to touch her mother’s sarees that once draped her body, repeatedly with her needle, and thread her own stories with her mothers. The presence of the hand in the labour-intensive process of hand embroidery implies how we may touch or not touch our mothers and grandmothers.
IC Contemporary (ICC) is a Toronto-based art collective that utilizes online and in-person art programming to support emerging and under-represented artists through exhibitions, artist talks, and community programming.