Sameer Farooq /

mail@sameerfarooq.com


2011

The Museum of Found Objects: Toronto (Maharaja and—)

In collaboration with Mirjam Linschooten
Installation and book
www.museumoffoundobjects.com

The Museum of Found Objects: Toronto (Maharaja and–) was completed upon invitation from the Art Gallery of Ontario. Responding to an exhibition in a neighbouring room entitled Maharaja: The Splendour of India’s Royal Courts, our goal was to cleverly update the colonial exhibition with contemporary, everyday objects from South Asian communities across Toronto. The result was an installation and bookwork of hundreds of objects which drew lines between itself and the neighbouring exhibition. On the last day of the show, visitors were invited to “Loot the Museum” freeing the objects and releasing them back into the city.

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Object photo 86 (makeup) Object photo 34 (telephone) Exhibition view at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, Canada, 2011. Publication cover Publication interior showing Grooming Set (No. 56) and Paper Dinner Service (No. 57) Publication interior showing Bingo Cage Set (No. 37) and Alcohol Collection (No. 38) Publication interior showing Metal Skewer (No. 60) and Duster (No. 61) Loot the Museum event at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto, Canada, 2011.


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Next project: → The Museum of Found Objects: Istanbul

Previous project: ← Kashgar Commons

The Museum of Found Objects: Toronto (Maharaja and—)
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