Naeem Mohaiemen
What We Found After You Left / Naeem Mohaiemen
Sep 21, 2019 – May 10, 2020
The Power Plant
Toronto, Canada

While focusing on moments of mistake and misrecognition, Naeem Mohaiemen’s research into aspirations towards utopia during the Cold War era, manifested through decolonization, revolution, and independence.

This exhibition at The Power Plant presents four films in a rotating program from September 2019 to May 2020. Each film is accompanied by works (photographs, prints or sculptures) that serve as ‘footnotes.’ These works, in the corridor that leads to the screening room, precede the films, upending the standard rule of footnotes following the main text. The sequence underlines the artist’s manifesto for writing history: moving the margin to the centre.