AGO Live: Republic of Discostan

AGO Live: Republic of Discostan


Art Gallery of Ontario


Feb 26, 2021Add To Calendar

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Discostan is an ever-evolving space of possibility, imagination and liberation for immigrants, diasporic communities and local residents of the fluid area between South and West Asia and North Africa. Based in Los Angeles, it reconfigures the nightclub and the dance floor as a devotional space, exploring narrative threads including migration, celebration, conflict, nostalgia, futurism, homeland and borders, often within realms of Islamic influence, through lenses of traditional forms, experimental renderings and kaleidoscopic reinventions of pop culture. Hear from Discostan's founder Arshia Haq about the disco in its title, and its relation to a landscape beyond Studio 54 itself.

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