Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian and Turkish Artists at The Museum of Anthropology

 Be sure to stop by the Museum of Anthropology at some point between now and September 15th to check out Safar/Voyage. This is the first major exhibition of contemporary art from the Middle East to be shown in Vancouver. Featuring 16 artists, their diverse artworks speak to the universal theme of voyage (a translation of the Persian safar), from the external and geographical to the internal, emotional, and existential. They acknowledge the realities of political turmoil and revolution, and how politics frames both trauma and desire, whether individual or collective. Voyage is seen to take many forms. Expressed in media ranging from painting, sculpture, and video installation to performance and a carpet. It is as innocuous as tourism (with a twist), as disturbing as war, and as philosophical as the transience of life. The artists of Safar/Voyage are positioned as our guides, their visions mined for reflections on some of the most urgent issues of our time.   Visit the Museum of Anthropology website for more details and exhibition hours.   Everyone who attends Safar/Voyage will be given a voucher for a free juice or veggie mezze at Nuba (with purchase). You can also enter to win passes to Safar/Voyage at all Nuba locations.