The word “inherit” often conjures an object of great value passed down through generations. But what does it mean to inherit the intangible? How do our bodies carry intergenerational memory and story? What do we choose to remember or forget? Inherit weaves together divergent lens-based works by five artists – Joi T. Arcand, Zinnia Naqvi, Birthe Piontek, Carol Sawyer, and Vivek Shraya.
Through photography (a pervasive medium with an innate connection to time), video and installation, these artists revisit, revise, and reenact familial histories and archives to grapple with loss, longing, and identity. Exploring and confronting ineffable emotions related to dementia, the ongoing effects of colonialism, or the complexities of gender and family dynamics, the artists in the exhibition propose alternative narratives, both personal and political, to tell interconnected stories of kinship, resiliency, and the credibility of memory which can be easily swayed by time.
This Selected Exhibition is Capture’s 2022 Printing Prize recipient. The Capture Printing Prize is generously supported by Wesgroup.