The Hair Scarf Project

The Toronto Raptors are not the only ones who should be making news about hijabs, here in Toronto. A new art exhibition about the hijab, and women who wear it, starts on Thursday, September 19 and runs till Sat. Sept. 28, at Charles Street Video. It's a mixed media installation featuring documentaries, tactile artwork (in which hair scarves, rather provocatively, have prints of intricately braided hair), and a gigantic floating hijab. The show explores various perspectives on the hair scarf, whether from an insider's or outsider's POV, to someone who straddles somewhere in the middle. It raises questions to those who wear -- and to those who cast judgement upon those who do. We tackles assumptions, misconceptions, and the notion of choice and freedom to wear.

Free Admission. Content suitable for children.

Gallery Hours

Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm.

Weekend Viewings with the Artist(s) Present:

Saturday, Sept. 21: By appointment only

Saturday, Sept. 28: By appointment only

Please schedule a viewing on the CSV online calendar:

and call 416-603-6564, when you arrive. Someone will receive you at the entrance of the Toronto Media Arts Centre.

The Hair Scarf Project

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