Sameer Farooq: Boop Museum
The interdisciplinary practice of Sameer Farooq questions dominant institutional narratives in collections and museums. For over 15 years, Farooq has created community-based models of participation and knowledge production in order to re-imagine a material record of the present. Using museum display strategies as a medium, Farooq points to persistent absences in historical narratives, making buried histories more visible and offering counter-archives and new additions museum collections. Originally trained as a cultural anthropologist, he enlists the tools of installation, sculpture, photography, documentary filmmaking, writing and various anthropological methods to explore forms of collecting, interpreting, and display.
Farooq continues his exploration of institutional collecting strategies in Boop Museum. The exhibition comprises of de-accessioned objects from the Clarington Museum and Archives, who actively support and follow Ministry Guidelines and ethical museum practices with respect to collecting and de-accessioning objects.
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 5, 2019, 2-4pm.