Thomas Brasch how to be human – we are more the same than different

May 1–31,  2022
Clark Centre for the Arts ⁠ accessible_forward

In how to be human – we are more the same than different, the artist extols the richness of the vibrant cultures that define the City of Toronto.

With his lens-based interpretations of various textiles, carpets, tiles, and emblematic cultural motifs from the various ethnicities, Thomas Brasch is able to explore the sublime elements from various cultures that create a universal definition of beauty.

Though the diversity in Toronto seems limitless, the exhibition is only able to concentrate on a few examples. The images include two pieces from Brasch’s Tapestry series of Persian carpets. New works from Brasch’s latest series Enlightenment include hanging tapestries, with images sourced from the Aga Khan Museum and the Ismaili Centre of Toronto, the Toronto Chinese Archway, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and the Rexdale Singh Sabha Religious Centre.

Curated by Lila Karim