Mitch Epstein, Untitled, New York, 1995
May 3 – Jun 22, 2024
Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
New York, USA

This presentation of Healing is conceived in homage to the 1992 group exhibition of the same name that inaugurated the founding of the gallery, then called Wooster Gardens, by Brent Sikkema. Held during the height of the AIDS crisis, Healing, 1992, proposed a thoughtful meditation on our intertwined capacities for creation and caretaking. The show was organized by Sikkema and Olivier Renaud-Clément, and featured works produced by the participating artists specifically for the exhibition. “Somehow,” wrote Faye Hirsch, in a review for Art in America, “they present the hopeful possibility that memory will be enough, materializing as it does in the least expected places.”

The Healing of 2024 emerges from the convulsive years of another global pandemic, alongside a more proximal experience of grief for the gallery. Across eras and societal transformations, few things in life remain as constant as loss and its cataclysmic reframing of normality, on both a collective and individual scale; yet as such loss persists, so too does our impulse to gather, communicate, create, and, in the process, move towards a place of renewal. This contemporary exhibition is not intended as a direct mirror of the original Healing, but rather a continued throughline of making art as a means of understanding the uncertainty and tenderness found within our shared affective moment.

  • Mani Mazinani and Sanaz Mazinani: Dastgāh
    Jun 4 – Oct 31, 2024
    Evergreen Brick Works
    Toronto, Canada

    How do you listen? What do you hear? Nestled in the Don River ravines amidst urban trails and the Don Valley Parkway, Dastgāh is a sound sculpture that asks visitors to open their ears and listen differently. Created by the brother and sister duo Mani Mazinani and Sanaz Mazinani, the instrument takes its title from the Farsi term “dastgāh,” and can be literally translated as a “hand” (dast) and “gāh” (way) or “set of directions,” a modal system that serves as the foundation for composition and improvisation in Iranian music. (more…)

  • Zimoun
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    Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. (more…)

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