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Stonecroft Symposium: Working Together (March 8 at GUQO / March 9 at CUAG)

Friday, 8 March 2019, 7:00 p.m.

CUAG and GUQO are co-hosting a free, public symposium on March 8 and 9, in conjunction with the current exhibition Re: Working Together / Re : Travailler ensemble. This exhibition produces, embodies and explores collaboration. It features the work of artists Emmanuelle Léonard, Ahmet Öğüt, Redmond Entwistle, Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed, Mikhail Karikis, Kim Waldron and Émilie Monnet, and runs concurrently at CUAG and GUQO.

Together, we will explore how to foster successful exchange between communities, artists and institutions. And, we will consider a range of questions raised by collaborative practices, including: How is collaboration effective as a learning strategy? What kinds of agency do communities have when collaborating with artists? How can collaboration help us to work productively across platforms and disciplines?

On Friday, 8 March, GUQO will host a keynote address in the evening by Mélanie Bouteloup, director of Bétonsalon, a renowned centre for art and research in Paris.

On Saturday, 9 March, CUAG will host a series of themed sessions, led by local catalysts who will structure and moderate our conversations in experimental and engaging ways. 

Full schedule to be released soon!

Featuring contributions by Re: Working Together / Re: Travailler ensemble artists Hannah Jickling and Helen Reed, Redmond Entwistle, Emmanuelle Léonard, Ahmet Öğüt, Mikhail Karikis, Kim Waldron and Émilie Monnet, as well as Mirna Boyadjian, Geneviève Cloutier, Mique Michelle, Catherine Nadon and Laura Taler.

Attendance is free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not necessary. Coffee and tea will be provided. Attendees can buy lunch in the Residence Commons cafeteria. CUAG and St. Pat’s 100 are accessible, barrier-free spaces.

The Stonecroft Symposium: Working Together / Travailler ensemble is the second in a series of free annual symposia, held over the 2018-22 period. The series is made possible with a generous gift from the Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts. It enables CUAG to cultivate discussions of timely and relevant ideas raised by the artists who lead our programming, and to encourage open and reciprocal public exchange.

CUAG and GUQO acknowledge with sincere gratitude the support of the Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts, which promotes education in the visual arts and fosters the public’s appreciation of the visual arts.

Stonecroft Foundation for the Arts