AFK | Exhibitions

Notes for a Guest Book

Nour Bishouty
Curated By: Jaclyn Quaresma
January 11, 2024
February 9, 2024
1:00PM 10:00PM EST
Artist Talk

The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception.

Ace Hotel Toronto

51 Camden St, Toronto, ON M5V 1V2

Street level entrance, elevator and ramp available. Accessible gender neutral and single occupancy washroom with automatic door.

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.

The installation, Notes for a Guest Book by Nour Bishouty, is a collection of images and texts that consider the hotel as an omnipresent spectre always appearing as a witness, attesting to moments of gathering, remembering, collective action, celebration, as well as war, violence, and exile. The reflection, conversations, research, and creative process that Nour explored in the weeks leading up to, during, and after her residency with Ace Hotel and Images Festival are poetically woven through these fragments. Pulled from the Palestinian Museum Digital Archive, the collected materials act as visual records documenting moments from the history of Palestine’s colonization. These vistas articulate alternative voices of resistance.

This exhibition is presented as part of a yearlong partnership between Ace Hotel and Images Festival. 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.

A special thank you to Darren Rigo for the photo documentation.

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