AFK | Exhibitions

An Accumulation of Signs

Alize Zorlutuna
Curated By: Jaclyn Quaresma
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
3:00PM EDT

Please join us on August 16 at 7pm in the Evangeline, Ace Hotel

Artist Talk

The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception.

Ace Hotel Toronto

51 Camden St, Toronto, ON M5V 1V2

For a map of Ace Hotel Toronto, click here

COVID-19 Policy

Images Festival is committed to providing an accessible festival and continues to work to reduce barriers to participation at our events. This year, we are implementing a COVID-19 policy to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission for all, and to prioritize the participation of people who are disability-identified, immunocompromised, or part of an otherwise vulnerable group.

The following guidelines will be in place: Self-Assessment: We ask that staff and participants screen themselves for COVID-19 before visiting the exhibition.

Presented With:

Alize Zorlutuna’s practice of naming acutely addresses the themes they work with while also making room for manifold interpretations. The exhibition An Accumulation of Signs, then, is just as it is titled to be. Resulting from their stay at Ace Hotel Toronto’s inaugural residency program, Alize’s first dive into photo-collage could not be more aptly titled. Details of the hotel’s rugs have been photographed and enlarged by the artist and further adorned in gold leaf, gilt receipts, and paper hand-marbled by Alize, themself.

An Accumulation of Signs is presented as part of a yearlong partnership with Ace Hotel and Images Festival in which four artists have been invited to participate in quarterly, month-long residencies at the hotel followed by an exhibition of their work. The residency takes place under the theme of (g)host, extending the 2023 festival’s central inquiry and foregrounding moving images to contend with ideas at the intersection of archives, spirit, care and hospitality.