Open Space Lab 02: Hong Kong Exile
Curated by Anna Khimasia
13 May – 21 May 2017
Moving beyond conventional exhibition formats, CUAG’s new and experimental Open Space Lab (OSL) turns the empty gallery into a space for research, creation and collaboration. The OSL offers artists and collectives whose work is performance-based, exploratory and multi-disciplinary the space to explore, develop and initiate dialogue about ideas and art.
A co-production between Hong Kong Exile (Vancouver) and fu-GEN Theatre (Toronto), produced in association with Theatre Conspiracy (Vancouver), No Foreigners is a new performance work that considers Chinese shopping malls as racialized spaces of cultural creation and clash. Seven original stories begin in a mall and quickly diverge—catapulting across cities, between Cantonese and English, in and out of the afterlife, and through past, present and future. This project attempts to unpack what is at the heart of “Chineseness” and what the future can hold for all of us as visitors on unceded Indigenous land.
Formed in 2011, Hong Kong Exile is a Vancouver-based interdisciplinary arts company whose members are Natalie Tin Yin Gan, Remy Siu and Milton Lim. Hong Kong Exile is committed to creating vital and innovative art through collaborative investigation across disciplinary boundaries and outside the formal and aesthetic traditions of dance, theatre, new music and multimedia. Hong Kong Exile has presented its work at such events as the CanAsian International Dance Festival, Seattle International Dance Festival, Dancing on the Edge Festival and Gateway Pacific Theatre Festival. In 2017 Hong Kong Exile will begin a two year residency with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival in Vancouver.
Curated by Heather Anderson and Sandra Dyck; Presented in partnership with the NAC's Canada Scene
05 June – 20 August 2017
Marking its 25th and Carleton University’s 75th anniversaries, Carleton University Art Gallery presents Open Edition, inspired by the gallery’s rich collection of prints by Canadian and international artists. The exhibition’s reflective theme of looking back and looking forward brings a compelling selection of prints from the CUAG collection into dialogue with prints by contemporary artists Ciara Phillips, Mohamed Thiam, Étienne Tremblay-Tardif, Ningiukulu Teevee, Guillermo Trejo, Ericka Walker, and Melanie Yugo.
Open Edition includes a special project by print lover Guillermo Trejo featuring custom “compositions” of prints selected from CUAG’s collection. The multilayered conversations generated by the exhibition will explore the medium and its messages, past and present.
Open Edition is presented in partnership with the National Arts Centre’s Canada Scene.