Symposium: Grassroots / Global Routes: Rethinking Place through Cultural Practice

Marlen Creates, Looking at the City of Ottawa from Ten Paces Outside the Municipal Boundaries, Ottawa Pre-Amalgamation 2000

Symposium: Grassroots / Global Routes: Rethinking Place through Cultural Practice

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Alma Duncan Salon. This is a free event. No registration is required. A reception will follow from 4 to 6 PM. 

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?  

Explore how place-based creative research and practice participates in global social transformation. 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.

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//// Symposium Schedule ////

10 AM 
Coffee + Registration

10:30 AM 
Opening Remarks: Catherine Sinclair (OAG)
Screening: Gephyrophobia, Caroline Monnet (2:21)
FAIRE SIGNE interactive workshop with artist Valérie Yobé

11:45 - 1:15
Performance: Mobilis in mobile IV, by Hélène Lefebvre

12:15 - 1:15
Break for lunch* - optional exhibition tour

1:15 - 1:30
Screening: Shooting the Indian Act: Kitigan Zibi 2003, Claude Latour (10:15)

1:30 - 4:00
Artists in conversation - Moderated by Carmen Robertson
+ Janet Kaponicin
+ Jane Martin
+ Shahla Bahrami
+ Carl Stewart
+ Kalkidan Assefa

4:00-6:00 Reception

*Please note that lunch is not provided

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.

 

Image: Marlene Creates, Looking at the City of Ottawa from Ten Paces Outside the Municipal Boundaries, Ottawa Pre-Amalgamation 2000, © Marlene Creates. Copyright Visual Arts-CARCC, 2000.