Richmond Art Gallery presents, A Minaret for the General’s Wife by Erdem Taşdelen. The exhibition weaves together fact with fiction to tell the origin stories of an unusual minaret in Kėdainiai, Lithuania. The artist’s reconstruction of how the structure came to be calls into question the way narratives take shape, and ultimately encourages a multiplicity of readings by the viewers.
A Minaret for the General’s Wife was commissioned and organized by Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art and SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre), Toronto. The exhibition is made possible with Leading Support from RBC Insurance and Support from SAHA Association, Istanbul. The exhibition is guest curated by Julia Paoli and Toleen Touq. The launch and artist talk will be held on Saturday, April 23 at 2:00pm. Visit the website to register in advance.
Image: Erdem Taşdelen, A Minaret for the General's Wife. Installation view at Mercer Union, Toronto, 2020. Courtesy the Artist.