Carleton University Art Gallery CUAG

Re: Working Together / Re: Travailler ensemble

Curated by Heather Anderson and Marie-Hélène Leblanc

21 January – 28 April 2019

Co-produced by GUQO and CUAG, with the support of the Reesa Greenberg Digital Initiatives Fund, the Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts, Daïmōn and Transistor Média
 
Collaboration has long been integral to art practice, but over the past two decades it has become the focus of deeper, more self-reflexive attention across wide-ranging artistic and curatorial practices. In her text “The Collaborative Turn,” Maria Lind observes that the art world’s embrace of collaboration is “intertwined with other contemporary notions concerning what it means to ‘come together’, ‘be together’ and ‘work together’.”

Concurrent exhibitions at GUQO and CUAG explore various facets of collaboration in art practice, including the relationship between the individual and the collective; intergenerational collaboration and knowledge-making; kids as artistic producers and as audiences; and the potential of collaboration to transform institutions and structures. GUQO presents works by Emmanuelle Léonard, Ahmet Öğüt and Redmond Entwistle, while a concurrent exhibition at CUAG features works by Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed, Mikhail Karikis and Kim Waldron. A commissioned work by Émilie Monnet spans both galleries.

As part of their exploration of collaboration in artistic practice, co-curators Marie-Hélène Leblanc and Heather Anderson are thinking about their ways of working at multiple levels, including collaborative authorship and collaboration between and within small-sized institutions. Re: Working Together / Re: Travailler ensemble took shape as an inter-institutional curatorial experiment that includes practical implications such as working across languages and sharing resources.

DIGITAL RESOURCES

A free PDF publication of the exhibition, featuring texts by curators Heather Anderson and Marie-Hélène Leblanc.

A free podcast series featuring artists Émilie Monnet, Kim Waldron, Emmanuelle Léonard, Mikhail Karikis, Redmond Entwistle and Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed, and curators Heather Anderson and Marie-Hélène Leblanc. The podcasts are produced in partnership with Transistor Média, with the support of the Reesa Greenberg Digital Initiatives Fund.

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