Critical Writing Index

This Story Begins and Ends With Us: Basma Alsharif

by Erik Martinson and cheyanne turions

This Story Begins and Ends With Us, June/July 2012

Toronto: A Space, 2012

This exhibition programme written by the curators provides insight into artist Basma Alsharif's personal history and motivations. Three of Alsharif's videos on exhibit are discussed.

Alsharif's videos explore the idea that all stories are one story in many different guises. The artist has an interest in how people relate to and internalize geo-political shifts that they experience as well as those they inherit from past generations.

ITEM 2012.127 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Story of Milk and HoneyBasma Alsharif

Turkish DelightBasma Alsharif

We Began By Measuring DistanceBasma Alsharif

Everywhere Was the SameBasma Alsharif