FREE SYMPOSIUM: “Grass Roots/Global Routes” tomorrow @OttawaArtG Ottawa Art Gallery
As the Ottawa Art Gallery’s (OAG) inaugral exhibition in its new space, Àdisòkàmagan / Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes / We’ll all become stories, comes to a close, as a way to convene some final conversations OAG is hosting the one day symposium this Friday, August 24 on “rethinking place through cultural practice.” The symposium will include screenings of some of the videos in the We’ll All Become Stories exhibition – Caroline Monnet’s Gephyrophobia and Claude Latour’s Shooting the Indian Act: Kitigan Zibi 2003. Local artists will be part of panel discussions speaking “about their work and how it relates to regional, national and global events and movements.”
This all day event includes a reception to follow and is open to all.
More info below and on the Facebook Event Page.
From Ottawa Art Gallery:
Symposium: Grassroots / Global Routes: Rethinking Place through Cultural Practice.
August 24, 2018, 10 AM – 4 PM in the Alma Duncan Salon. Free event. No registration is required. A reception will follow from 4 to 6 PM. Speaker and artist bios: https://bit.ly/2MjSelz
//// Symposium Schedule ////
Coffee + Registration
Opening Remarks: Catherine Sinclair (OAG)
Screening: Gephyrophobia, Caroline Monnet (2:21)
FAIRE SIGNE interactive workshop with artist Valérie Yobé
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Performance: Mobilis in mobile IV, by Hélène Lefebvre
12:15 – 1:15 PM
Break for lunch* – optional exhibition tour
1:15 – 1:30 PM
Screening: Shooting the Indian Act: Kitigan Zibi 2003, Claude Latour (10:15)
1:30 – 4 PM
Artists in conversation – Moderated by Carmen Robertson
+ Janet Kaponicin
+ Jane Martin
+ Shahla Bahrami
+ Carl Stewart
+ Kalkidan Assefa
4 – 6 PM Reception
*Please note that lunch is not provided
In an increasingly globalized world, what role do artists and arts institutions play in fostering deeply rooted, localized knowledge of place? Can arts activism based in local concerns spark collaboration on a larger scale? How are artists and curators adapting to the pressures and challenges they face from the art world’s global systems of connectivity and competition?
Join us to hear artists speak about their work and how it relates to regional, national and global events and movements. Creatively articulate your own sense of place in an interactive artist-led workshop. Expand your network and connect with people who are making, thinking and organizing in the arts in Ottawa.
This symposium is presented in the context of the OAG’s inaugural exhibition Àdisòkàmagan / Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes / We’ll all become stories, which winds down at the end of August.
Be sure to catch the show in its entirety before August 26, 2018. The Spencerville Galleries will close for installation from August 27 – October 10, 2018. The exhibition will remain open in the top floor galleries until September 16.
ABOVE IMAGE: detail of Canada House by Anna Williams by Leah Snyder