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Omar Ba: Art & Social Justice Education Series, in partnership with Mount Royal University
Thank you for joining us for the Omar Ba: Same Dream Education series presented in partnership with Mount Royal University.

Thank you for joining us for the Omar Ba: Same Dream Education series presented in partnership with Mount Royal University.

Ahead of joining us Wednesdays 2pm, kindly review the following resources:
Exhibition 360, Virtual Tour Omar Ba: Same Dream
Introduction: The Art of Human Justice by Dr. Kelly Sundberg
Omar Ba, Artist Talk: Omar Ba with Nabila Abdel Nabi (TPP, Toronto)
Omar Ba, Artist Talk: Omar Ba with Justine Kohleal (Contemporary Calgary, Calgary)

Week 1: February 17, 2021, 2PM
Introduction to Omar Ba: Same Dream at Contemporary Calgary

Week 2: February 24, 2021, 2PM
Through the title work of the exhibition Same Dream featuring a multi-headed, wide-eyed child seated on a throne, we explore the dreams and aspirations of the youth.

Week 3: March 3, 2021, 2PM
Through the work War Junkie 1, featuring a grimacing child soldier, we engage in the postcolonial discourse on the after-effects of Western presence in Africa.

Week 4: March 10, 2021, 2PM
Through the work Today is a great day, we learn about dictatorship regimes, and reflect on the systemic corruption and power politics that keep them in place.

We look forward to weekly presentations and discussions. Should you have any questions prior to joining the sessions, please do not hesitate to contact Contemporary Calgary (curatorial@contemporarycalgary.com).
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