November 12, 2022-January 22, 2023
Curated by Emily Dundas Oke
Through diverse material practices, this exhibition explores the generative aspects of dreaming. Hana Amani and Audie Murray, two contemporary artists working across mediums, chart collective futures brought into being through expansive cosmologies. Dreaming, and other visionary acts, offer resistance to various forms of oppression, dispossession, and rule. Some of our oldest and most widely read tales, such as Arabian Nights, grew from the dreams of women resisting violence, and have since shaped political and social realities time and time again. The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a wide public interest in dreaming, with many individuals having reported the most vivid dreams they had ever experienced. Often attributed to the intense isolation and uncertainty-induced anxiety, dreams were both symptom and antidote for a sense of loss of future. Dream Marrow invites you to recognize the potential of these abstracted spaces that are both foreign to and larger than our waking lives.